Ofcom promotes media head Clayton Hirst to top comms role

Ofcom, the UK regulator for the communications industry, has appointed Clayton Hirst as its new director of communications.

Promoted: Clayton Hirst
Promoted: Clayton Hirst

Clayton has been promoted to the role following the departure of Ofcom's former comms director Julian Eccles, who in March was appointed as group director of marketing and communications at the Football Association.

He was formerly head of Ofcom's media and analyst relations team for nearly five years, handling comms projects such as Ofcom's investigation into the pay TV market.

In his new role, Clayton will oversee communications with the media, the City, consumers and stakeholders and also has responsibly for online and internal communications at the telecoms and broadcasting regulator.

Before joining Ofcom he spent ten years in journalism, latterly as deputy business editor at The Independent on Sunday.

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