Stuart-Mossop takes Hertz role

Hertz Europe has filled the role of European public affairs manager six months after it fell vacant.

Hertz Europe has filled the role of European public affairs manager

six months after it fell vacant.



The company has appointed Vivian Stuart-Mossop to the post, following

the departure last June of Graham Wynn to head media relations for

utility firm Powergen.



Stuart-Mossop joins Hertz next month, fresh from a spell in public

affairs in the banking industry. In her new role, she will report to the

company’s vice-president for legal and corporate affairs, Nuns Moodliar,

who reports to the company president, Charles Shafer.



Stuart-Mossop will run a team of three in London, working closely with

PR manager Adrian Leighton. The individual public affairs heads in each

of Hertz’s four European markets will also report to her.



Stuart-Mossop’s brief extends beyond straight public affairs to include

media relations, trade and consumer PR and strategic communications

advice to senior Hertz staff.



Hertz Europe is the EMEA division of Hertz International, the global

vehicle hire subsidiary of the Hertz Corporation, almost wholly-owned by

US car giant Ford Motors.



The company uses travel PR firm Compass Communications in the UK, but

maintains a network of agencies across Europe. In France, Hertz uses

BDDP, in Germany, Contact and Creation, and in Italy it uses

Dragonetti.



Hertz owns a fleet of over half a million cars, rentable from almost

6,000 locations in 140 countries. The company employs nearly 25,000

staff worldwide, and made sales in 1999 of pounds 3 billion.



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