People Moving 25/09/13 – PR & Marketing

All the big movements in the press relations and marketing industries in the past week.

Fishburn Hedges public affairs chairman and special adviser John Williams has decided to step down after two years in the role. He is planning to semi-retire, but will continue to take on some advisory work. (Link: PR Week)

Steffan Williams, co-founder of Publicis-owned City agency Capital MSL, has left the agency and is understood to have taken a role at RLM Finsbury. (Source: PR Week)

Defra’s Kim Worts has joined The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, replacing Stephen Thornton as UK director of external affairs. (Source: PR Week)

Group M agency Maxus has promoted Neil Stewart to the new role of chief client officer. (Source: MediaWeek)

 

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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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