Nottingham City Council (NCC) has appointed Caroline McKinlay to
fill its most senior communications post.
McKinlay, currently corporate communications manager at South
Gloucestershire Council joins NCC at the end of the month as head of
She will head a 60-strong department including press and PR,
advertising, internal communications, publications and internet, civic
office, customer services and the information centre teams.
McKinlay will report to CEO John Jackson and replaces Julia Gunn who
resigned in January for personal reasons.
Assistant director to the CEO Harris Joshua has been in charge of
communications in the interim.
Gunn had been with NCC for two years, joining when Carl Welham left the
post to head communications at Reading City Council.
McKinlay said her priorities will be to oversee a Best Value review of
communications at NCC and to increase promotion of the city abroad.
She said: 'The city has a terrific name abroad, especially due to
Sherwood Forest. I'm looking to expand on that.'
Earlier this year, the council's leisure and community services
department, and development and environmental services departments were
awarded Beacon status by the Government for their work in regenerating
South Gloucestershire is looking to replace McKinlay, who reports to CEO
Mike Robinson and heads the four-strong communications team, which
includes press and PR, internal communications and website content.