EEF poaches Sally Sykes from Health & Safety Executive

EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, has poached the Health & Safety Executive's director of comms.

Sally Sykes: New position
Sally Sykes: New position
Sally Sykes will join EEF as director of external affairs in June from her current role at the Health & Safety Executive, where she has worked since 2008.

Sykes is also the president of the CIPR.

Commenting on her appointment, Sykes said: ‘I am pleased to be joining EEF at such an exciting time when manufacturing is at the centre of the political and media debate. Having worked in industry, I understand the high value, high skill contribution the sector makes to the economy and look forward to building further EEF’s reputation as the voice of UK manufacturing.’

EEF chief executive Terry Scuoler said: ‘We are delighted to have secured one of the UK’s most senior PR practitioners, who will bring a wealth of experience to this role. This is a recognition of EEF’s crucial role at European, national and regional level and I look forward to Sally broadening communications with our key stakeholders.’

Sykes has previously worked in a number of R&D intensive and manufacturing environments, ranging from fine chemicals and biomedical engineering, to food and drink production.

She has held senior positions with AstraZeneca and J&J, Ciba-Geigy, Scottish Courage and Littlewoods. She was also head of press and PR at Manchester Airport from 1996 to 2002, leading the PR, environmental and political lobbying for its controversial second runway.  
In a separate move, EEF has promoted Rocky Lorusso to senior external affairs adviser.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault has been sent home for the day after being told by the judge earlier this afternoon that he will now accept majority verdicts.

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Conservative-leaning public affairs experts have questioned the value of Labour's adoption of US-style campaigning tactics in the wake of the opposition hiring election strategist David Axelrod.

PLMR appoints Professor Tim Morris as non-executive director

The vet who helped establish the British Horseracing Authority's anti-doping and animal welfare programme has joined PLMR as a non-executive director.