Page departure sparks more changes at Dome

As PR Week goes to press it is rumoured that the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) will appoint Fiona Cline, currently head of broadcasting at the Dome, as head of publicity and parliamentary affairs, replacing Gez Sagar, who was removed from the post this week.

As PR Week goes to press it is rumoured that the New Millennium

Experience Company (NMEC) will appoint Fiona Cline, currently head of

broadcasting at the Dome, as head of publicity and parliamentary

affairs, replacing Gez Sagar, who was removed from the post this

week.



NMEC marketing director Sholto Douglas-Home refused to confirm or deny

the rumour, saying no appointment had yet been made. Cline was

unavailable for comment.



Further changes in the communications strategy are expected in the wake

of the high profile departure of CEO Jennie Page. A number of Dome

sponsors are said to be demanding broad management changes, and are

unhappy with NMEC’s handling of the crisis. Sponsors met with new CEO

Pierre-Yves Gerbeau on 9 February.



Brunswick was called in to announce the appointment of Gerbeau as the

Dome’s new CEO, but a spokesperson for the NMEC said that as of 10am on

8 February, Brunswick was no longer working for the company. In the

interim, Douglas-Home has assumed responsibility for the press

office.



According to Angeline Burton, NMEC’s head of regional PR, its retained

PR agencies remain unaffected as they have contracts running until

September 2000.



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