The Institute of Directors is on the hunt for a new PR director to
oversee the launch in the autumn of its new e-commerce tool,
The role is a revised version of the former head of communications post
of IoD Enterprises. Previous incumbent Judy Osborn left in February to
join PR agency August. One Communications.
The IoD originally started the search for a replacement shortly after
Osborn’s departure but has since decided to sharpen the focus of the
role to manage PR for IOD.com.
IOD.com will be an on-line resource selling consultancy products for
businesses to take commercial advantage of electronic opportunities.
’We need someone who is in tune with e-commerce and the developments in
that field. This is a big step for the IoD which we have invested a lot
of time and money in, so it is important we have the right person on
board from the beginning,’ an IoD spokesman told PR Week.
The IoD now plans to bring in someone with a technology background and
has upgraded the role to director to emphasise the importance of the
post within the organisation.
The post will work alongside communications director Steve Reardon and
will report to IoD director Andrew Main Wilson.