Audit body starts hunt to replace head of comms

The Audit Commission is losing its communications head, Stuart Smith, who is leaving the public service watchdog at the end of November to join Edelman PR Worldwide, where he will be director of corporate communications.

The Audit Commission is losing its communications head, Stuart

Smith, who is leaving the public service watchdog at the end of November

to join Edelman PR Worldwide, where he will be director of corporate

communications.



Smith will oversee Edelman’s corporate communications team of seven with

a brief to raise the agency’s profile among new and existing clients,

develop products and help bring in new business.



Smith joined the Audit Commission in 1997 on a fixed two-year contract

to become its first communications head. He reports to controller Andrew

Foster in a free-standing strategic role.



Foster has now decided to restructure the body’s strategic

communications in a bid to improve awareness of the body. The changes

will see a revamp of Smith’s post and the appointment of a new PR

manager. It is envisaged that the PR manager will promote the

commission’s reports while the head of communications role will be

modified and expanded to include line management duties for publications

and marketing communications not included in Smith’s role.



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