The Week

The Portman Group has appointed Sarah Hanratty as head of comms and external affairs. She joins from the National Lottery Commission, where she headed comms for the international Lottery licence competition.

Bentley Motors has called in automotive specialist Performance PR to represent it in the Middle East.

Credit Suisse has poached Goldman Sachs' EMEA managing director of government affairs Lisa Rabbe as EMEA head of public policy.

BAA has recruited Andrew Teacher from the British Property Federation as head of media relations at the UK airport operator.

The PRCA has announced its 2010/11 policy agenda. It will focus on evaluation, access and opportunity, procurement, digital and social media, a census of the PR industry (in conjunction with PRWeek) and a history of PR.

Directors UK, the trade organisation for British film and TV directors, has taken on Darren Kalynuk as interim head of comms and development. He was previously a senior strategic comms adviser at the BBC.

Cadbury has selected consumer PR shop Pretty Green to work on its Creme Egg brand.

ShortList Media, publisher of free magazines ShortList and Stylist, has appointed The Cult PR.

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