Essex County Council has appointed Georgina Stanton as head of
corporate communications. She joins from Hertfordshire County Council,
where she held a similar position. She has previously worked for health
charities. She will now report to council leader Lord Hanningfield, and
has a wide brief, leading a combined team of 30. She will oversee a
major restructure of the council's communications operations in 2001.
Stanton replaces Mark Oates who left last March to become head of
corporate comms at Surrey County Council.