Today journalist Kim Catcheside defects to PR agency Champollion

Public affairs firm Champollion has become the latest PR agency to lure a senior journalist, with the hire of the highly respected BBC Radio education and social affairs correspondent Kim Catcheside.

Departure from the BBC: Kim Catcheside
Departure from the BBC: Kim Catcheside

A regular voice on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Catcheside has joined as associate director and will have responsibility for helping to build a team of education experts at the 15-strong agency.

Champollion was set up in 2005 by former BBC and Financial Times journalist Simon Buckby. He said: 'We have taken on seven new staff since the start of 2010 and we are looking to continue our rapid expansion by setting up a team of education specialists.'

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