Hill+Knowlton Strategies UK has expanded its issues and crisis management team with the appointment of Giles Read as a director.
Read has returned to H+K from ArcelorMittal, where he was GM and group head of media relations.
In January, H+K EMEA crisis communications leader Tim Luckett was promoted to co-chair of global crisis communications and risk management, and crisis communications associate director Duncan Gallagher departed for Edelman.
Read will work closely with Luckett, providing corporate reputation support and rolling out H+K's proprietary crisis simulation tool, “Flight School.”
Read has more than a decade's experience at H+K, Lewis PR, and The Red Consultancy.
While at ArcelorMittal, he was responsible for promoting, protecting, and monitoring the reputation of the Fortune 100 steel and mining firm.
He also managed communications for group-level financial and corporate disclosures and implemented a global social media policy for staff.
This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK, the sister publication of PRWeek at Haymarket Media.