Denton takes up European MD role with B-M

Baroness Denton of Wakefield has left her role as front bench spokesperson for the Conservative Party in the House of Lords, to return to Burson-Marsteller as managing director, Europe.

Baroness Denton of Wakefield has left her role as front bench

spokesperson for the Conservative Party in the House of Lords, to return

to Burson-Marsteller as managing director, Europe.



She was a director at B-M between 1987 and 1991, when she was appointed

as a working peer by John Major. She went on to become under-secretary

at the Department of Trade and Industry in 1992.



Denton took up her post at B-M on Monday and reports to European

president and chief executive Ferry De Bakker.



He said: ’Jean Denton brings a wealth of experience to B-M. Her first

hand knowledge of government, business and consumer issues will bring

real added value to our clients across Europe.’



Her role will be to add ’senior and strategic counsel to key clients in

Europe’, according to De Bakker. Denton told PR Week she would meet

clients to establish where she can add value and ’open new doors of

interest’.



Denton is well-connected, having been external affairs director at

Austin Rover, and a director at British Nucleur Fuels. Her time at the

DTI brought contact with many of Britain’s industry leaders.



Her most recent political experience was as Minister for the Economy,

Agriculture and Women’s Issues in Northern Ireland, where she was also

Health Minister.



Denton received approval from the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on

Business Appointments prior to accepting the full-time post.



She will continue to follow issues to do with Northern Ireland, industry

and women. Denton is also patron of Women in PR.



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