Euro corp comms director King quits TXU

Energy giant TXU's European director of corporate communications

Joy King has quit following the loss of her board-level status.



She was one of ten board-level posts that have been streamlined to four

executive directors after a review overseen by COO Paul Marsh.



King, who leaves at the end of the year, said: 'I came here to be a

leader and that's not what the job now entails. I think it's a shame so

I have taken the decision to leave.'



A replacement for King has already been found with Rachael Reid being

promoted from her role as European head of external affairs. She will

report directly to Marsh.



Reid will continue King's role of overseeing communication work across

the eight-strong UK and 20-strong European comms teams.



King, who joined TXU three years ago from Pearl Assurance where she was

director of comms, has not taken another post. She said: 'I'm now going

to put my feet up.'



King's departure comes as TXU UK communications head Caroline Collord

looks at the possibility of taking on media relations support for the

first time.



'It's early stages but I can confirm we are looking at a range of

options in the fields of community and media work, an area that is now

handled in-house. I'm hoping to come to a decision within the next

quarter,' said Collord.



The relationships between the UK retail division, TXU energi, its

retained PR agency MS&L and the public affairs account, which is handled

by Westminster Strategy, are not affected by the review.



TXU is also looking to fill two newly created head of communications

posts for the Nordic region and Germany.



Originally Texas-based, TXU now has interests across Europe, including

the acquisition of UK utility the Eastern Group in 1998.



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