The Financial Times promotes Darcy Keller to top global comms role

The Financial Times has promoted Darcy Keller to the role of global comms director, replacing outgoing Emma Gilpin-Jacobs.

FT: Hands Darcy Keller top global comms role
FT: Hands Darcy Keller top global comms role

Keller, who has held a number of positions at the FT since 2007, will be responsible for all external and internal comms across the FT Group.

She will relocate from New York to London to lead a global comms team based in London, New York and Hong Kong.

Reporting to FT Group CEO John Ridding, Keller also joins the FT executive board, which oversees the company’s global strategy and performance.

Ridding said: 'In her six years at the Financial Times, Darcy has been instrumental in growing its global reputation for leadership and innovation in publishing, embodied by the success of the FT’s metered access model and its award-winning web app.

‘Her broad communications experience — across corporate, internal, media relations and social media — and digital expertise will be essential as the FT continues to navigate an increasingly complex media landscape and accelerate its digital business.’

During her time at the FT, Keller has worked as deputy director of global comms, head of the global press office and head of comms in the Americas. Since 2010, she has served on the company’s senior management and digital executive teams, responsible for the FT’s digital and mobile strategy and growth in recent years.

Last week PRWeek broke the news that Gilpin-Jacobs will step down next month after seven years at the FT.

She told PRWeek that she felt the time was right to leave, because she had ‘done as much as she could do’ at the FT.

She added: ‘I have been made a number of very interesting international offers, am evaluating all the options and will take a decision on the next step in my career in the next three months.’

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 retires to consider indecent assault charges

Max Clifford trial jury retires to consider indecent assault charges

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford has retired to consider verdicts on 11 charges of indecent assault after five weeks of proceedings.

Avoid being caught out on camera

Avoid being caught out on camera

Being caught on camera is a fact of life, so it is vital to ensure that organisations behave in the right way.

Online travel agent Ebookers appoints Shine

Online travel agent Ebookers appoints Shine

Online travel agent Ebookers has appointed Shine Communications as its retained agency following a competitive pitch at the end of last year.