GCI Financial has lost its European chief Alex Mackey after he took
on the role less than eight months ago.
Mackey, who declined to comment, leaves his role as European MD, which
he took on last November from his former role as GCI Financial's UK
Mackey is understood to be considering launching his own financial PR
and investor relations consultancy.
In a written statement, GCI Financial CEO Rupert Ashe said: 'Alex Mackey
had recently taken on the role of liaison and co-ordination for the GCI
Financial office network, reporting to me as head of the global GCI
'These responsibilities will revert to me. I will continue to
co-ordinate the roll-out of GCI Financial across other financial
centres. We have created GCI Financial in Germany, with Hans Jurgen
Schneider and Frank Weber leading the operation in Frankfurt. Rob Ferris
is expanding the IR practice in our New York office and we are doing
increasing amounts of work in Paris.'
Ashe added that any residual client responsibilities will be
re-allocated between existing board members.
Mackey joined GCI Financial in January 1999 from his position at
Debenhams as director of corporate communications.
GCI Financial underwent senior staff changes last November (PRWeek, 24
Philip Robinson joined as MD of the London financial PR division from
Cubitt Consulting, replacing Mackey when he moved into the European
John Caine, who joined last June from his role as head of corporate
affairs at Alliance & Leicester, became chairman and Ashe took on the
chief executive post from his former role as chairman and CEO.