Investment bank Merrill Lynch has restructured its senior media
relations team for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Outgoing media relations head Robert Corrigan leaves at the end of
September after three years in the London office to join Merrill Lynch
New York, where he will be a media relations director in charge of
technology and strategic initiatives.
Former media relations VP Neal Jenkins has been promoted to head the
EMEA division in place of Corrigan. Richard Creswell, currently
corporate communications manager at rival Lehman Brothers, takes
Jenkins' former post next month. Together, the pair have a brief to
implement a media relations strategy for the EMEA region.
Jenkins will also oversee the region's ten-strong financial agency
roster, which includes Finsbury in the UK, BSMG in Germany and
Burson-Marsteller in the Nordic region, as well as helping raise Merrill
'I am now responsible for setting in place the strategy for media
relations and handling all corporate affairs for the region,' said
Jenkins, who now reports to director of marketing and communications,
'It will be partly a more strategic role, but also continue to be mostly
a hands-on remit.'
Creswell leaves Lehman Brothers after four years heading a team of four
in corporate communications. He had previously spent three years as a
press officer at Ernst and Young. A Lehman Brothers spokesman said the
bank is currently in the process of recruiting to replace Creswell.