Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment appoints ex-Tory as comms chief

The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment has appointed Conservative Party press officer Joanna Hindley as comms manager.

Organisation founder: Prince Charles
Organisation founder: Prince Charles

The charity, set up by Prince Charles, seeks to influence the design and planning of new communities, as well as the regeneration of existing towns and cities. Its stated aim is to encourage ‘integrated, harmonious place making’.

Hindley will report to chief executive Hank Dittmar. She quit her role at Conservative Party Campaign Headquarters at the end of last week. ‘The time has come for me to leave the bosom of the Conservative Party and the coalition and venture out into the wider world,’ she wrote in a farewell email.

Hindley is one of a handful of press officers to leave CCHQ following the 2010 general election. Other recent departures from the Tory press office include Amy Jackson, now government affairs manager at Tesco, and Giles Bancroft, now an account director at Good Relations.

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