Comic Relief has appointed Louise Combes as head of communications.
Combes previously worked at Comic Relief from 1991-1995 as
She replaces previous incumbent Gerry Doyle who left last year and will
oversee 11 people in the marketing department, comprising three teams:
media relations, education and information and print and production. She
will report to Amanda Horton-Mastin, marketing director.
Since leaving the charity in 1995, Combes has worked at Paramount,
Pathe, on Children’s Promise and for the Diana Fund.’It’s great to be
back at Comic Relief,’ she said.
The media relations team has also had a revamp with the appointment of
Shelter’s Jacqui White to the new role of media relations officer.
’As we are now doing projects between the Red Nose Days, we needed an
extra member of staff in the media relations team,’ Sarah Burke, media
relations manager, said.
The team will be looking for a further five staff -three media relations
officers and two media relations assistants - in August in the run up to
Red Nose Day in March 2001.