Global provider of funeral and death services, Service Corporation International (SCI), has appointed Sara Lipscombe-Nott as European corporate communications director.
Reporting to newly appointed European chief executive officer Marcus Hillman-Eady, Lipscombe-Nott is a member of SCI's European steering committee, a select group that directs company policy in Europe. Her brief is to refocus and strengthen SCI's internal and external communications programmes across Europe.
SCI currently has PR support at its European head office in Paris, but none in the UK or its eight other European offices.
Lipscombe-Nott will direct internal communications from the Paris office and each country office will lead its own communication activities with managers reporting to the country's managing director.
Lipscombe-Notts is currently seeking a UK-based PRO for the newly created post of UK communications manager. She is also reviewing agency arrangements in the UK. SCI UK currently uses Consolidated Communications to promote pre-arranged funerals.
Lipscombe-Nott joins SCI from the Bouygues Group's subsidiary service, SAUR.