People moving 27/10/10 – Press Relations

TUI head of publications Emma Waddell and senior PR manager Ian Benjafield have left their positions as part of ongoing cuts to the travel firm. (Source: PR Week)

Football club Arsenal has recruited Mark Gonnella as its new communications director. Gonnella joins from his role as corporate affairs director at Barclaycard. (Source: PR Week)

Two Labour party media operators are set to quit by the end of the year. Director of press and broadcasting Roger Baker and deputy director of press Tom Price will stand aside. (Source: PR Week)

Oliver Pauley has been signed up as a partner by Portland Communications. He moves from Fleishman-Hillard, where he was associate director. (Source: PR Week)

Sellafield has recruited former Rolls-Royce PRO Gordon Welsh as head of employee comms. (Source: PR Week)

The Ritz has hired Amber Aldred, formerly Manderin Oriental’s advertising manager, as PR manager. (Source: PR Week)

Anna Gibbins has become managing director of Packer Forbes, replacing Alexa Forbes who is now chief executive of the independent health PR agency. Helen Rae and Annabel Lee have been promoted to associate director and senior account director respectively. (Source: PR Week)

All About Brands has hired former Lib Dem aide Paul Maloney as a senior associate in its public affairs team in Abu Dhabi. (Source: PR Week)

Knight Vinke Asset Management’s director of comms, Martin Forest, has moved to MHP Communications as a director of its asset management team. (Source: PR Week)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

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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