Bell Pottinger hires former HMV corporate director Paul Barker

Paul Barker is to join Bell Pottinger in January as a partner in its corporate and financial practice.

Barker has experience both as a comms director and as a journalist.

He was director of corporate comms and IR at HMV Group for eight years and more recently was in similar roles at Segro and The Monarch Group.

His time in journalism included the roles of publisher and editor-in-chief at FT Business.  

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