People moving – press relations 18/08/10

Mary Fagan is to leave her role as Royal Mail’s chief of corporate and government affairs. She leaves after seven years at the company, and will depart by the end of the year. (Source: PR Week)

The SPA Way has bolstered its senior team with the recruitment of Richard Medley. He joins as managing director, after spending three years as MD at Publicis Consultants. (Source: PR Week)

Alistair Clay has launched his own PR agency, Arc Seven Communications, to promote third sector bodies. Clay was the former relations manager at Plan UK. (Source: PR Week)

Cancer charity CLIC Sargent has hired four new staff to bolster its comms team. The top comms post has gone to Nicola Frame, while Elana McIntyre will take on a role as senior press officer. Alice White joins as press officer, and Amy Tout joins as comms and campaigns administrator. (Source: PR Week)

Michael Lee has been appointed as planning director for Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO. He joins from VCCP, having worked there for seven years. (Source: Brand Republic)

CNBC has appointed Torsten de Riese as digital director for the EMEA region. He joins the business news channel from Guardian News and Media. (Source: Brand Republic)

Amanda Docherty is understood to be leaving her role as head of comms at Arsenal football club. She joined in 1996, and took the top role in 1998. (Source: PR Week)

Kirsty Leighton is to leave her role as managing director of Text 100, having only spent four months in the role. She resigns to spend more time with her family. (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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