Public service watchdog the Audit Commission has appointed a new
head of communications. Tim Whitaker will join in February from the
Economic and Social Research Council, where he is director of external
He replaces Stuart Smith, who left in December to join Edelman PR.
Whitaker will be in charge of marketing, publications and conferences,
and is likely to oversee the work of Citigate Westminster, which has run
the organisation’s press office and provided strategic advice for eight