Nottingham City Council names corp affairs chief

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

corporate affairs.



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

Nottingham.



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.



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