Public Affairs: The Week in Lobbying

Kingfisher, the international home retail group and owner of B&Q, has appointed TLG consultant Henry Goodwin as group head of government affairs. Goodwin, a former aide to Conservative MP Alan Duncan, will move into the newly created role in the New Year. Kingfisher retains TLG for public affairs.

BAE Systems has recruited Scott Dodsworth as director of parliamentary relations. Dodsworth moves from his role as senior account manager at Fleishman-Hillard and replaces Simon Astley, now head of public affairs at Balfour Beatty.

He reports to BAE director of UK government relations, Bob Keen.

Interel Consulting UK MD Andrew Dunlop is taking up the new role of executive chairman at the agency, with director George McGregor promoted to succeed him. Steve Edwards has been appointed deputy MD. Interel was previously known as Politics International.

Food and Drink Federation comms director Julian Hunt is to become UK vice-president for public affairs and comms at Coca-Cola Enterprises. Hunt is a former editor of The Grocer. The Food and Drink Federation is currently recruiting for his replacement.

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