Railtrack’s Dewhurst to lead Shandwick UK

Shandwick International has appointed Philip Dewhurst, Railtrack’s corporate affairs director until late last year, as its UK chief executive.

Shandwick International has appointed Philip Dewhurst, Railtrack’s

corporate affairs director until late last year, as its UK chief

executive.



Dewhurst spent over four years at Railtrack, a period which spanned a

series of dramatic events, from its 1996 privatisation to the Paddington

rail disaster last October.



When he joins Shandwick on 17 January he will be in charge of a team of

300 which brings in a fee income of pounds 37 million. The divisions he

will oversee include Shandwick’s financial, public affairs, corporate,

broadcast and design practices, its technology arm Miller Shandwick and

its healthcare and consumer arm Shandwick Welbeck.



One of Dewhurst’s first tasks at Shandwick will be to manage its move

from four offices spread across the City and Covent Garden to one

central London location by the end of the year.



Michael Murphy, now Shandwick’s deputy worldwide CEO, was Shandwick’s

last full time UK head. He returned to the UK from running the agency’s

Asian region in February 1998, but within a few months his remit had

been extended to cover Europe. The need for a full time UK manager

became more pressing when Murphy was promoted to his worldwide role in

autumn last year.



’Philip has demonstrated exceptional skills tackling themost challenging

communications assignments,’ said Murphy. ’He is ideal to spearhead the

continued growth of Shandwick in the UK.’



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