Lloyd’s of London has signed up Adrian Beeby, former director of
communications at Water UK, as its new media relations manager.
Reporting to marketing and communications manager Caroline Wagstaff,
Beeby has joined a unit which has undergone dramatic changes in recent
In June it combined its marketing department with its communications
department, resulting in the departure of six staff, including media
relations manager Nick Doak and corporate communications head Peter
Hill is still a consultant for Lloyd’s, and Doak has returned to
journalism - after 20 years in PR - as a correspondent for Reuters.
Beeby’s brief includes fronting the insurer’s relationship with
regulators, managing high profile announcements and emphasising the
organisation’s status as a global player. He said: ’The market is
beginning to look to the future again after a long time dealing with its
The marketing and communications department already has a wide remit,
looking after internal communications, web sites and intranet, events,
community programmes and publications.
Beeby said he would spend the next few weeks analysing perceptions of
Lloyd’s before establishing whether further changes are needed in his
He added that there were no plans to review the insurer’s relationship
with College Hill, which it hired in June.