NEWS: Murray lands top PR job at BA

Kevin Murray, AEA Technology’s director of corporate affairs, has landed the top PR job at British Airways.

Kevin Murray, AEA Technology’s director of corporate affairs, has landed

the top PR job at British Airways.



He joins BA on 1 July as director of communications, reporting to

director of corporate resources David Holmes. His responsibilities will

include both internal communications and media relations - a team of 50

staff and some 50 agencies worldwide.



Acting director of public affairs Peter Jones has been asked to stay on

as head of media relations, reporting to Murray. Jones was unavailable

for comment.



British Airways has been hunting for a candidate to head up BA’s

internal communications and public relations activities since the two

departments were merged earlier this year (PR Week 26 January). Since

then the job has been carried out by Jones on a temporary basis.



Murray has headed AEA’s internal and external communications activities

since 1994, when it was split off from the Atomic Energy Authority. He

also holds additional directorships for change management and AEA’s

laboratory at Harwell in Oxfordshire.



Murray will be succeeded as director of corporate communications by

Andrew McCree, AEA Technology’s general manager of communications.



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