Centrica appoints AXA's Richard Stephenson to interim comms role

Energy company Centrica has appointed Richard Stephenson, formerly director of corporate affairs at AXA UK & Ireland, to the role of interim strategic comms adviser.

Centrica: New appointment Richard Stephenson worked for AXA and Royal Mail
Centrica: New appointment Richard Stephenson worked for AXA and Royal Mail

The role will include both group strategic comms and media relations, reporting to Nick Baird, group corporate affairs director.

Stephenson’s career includes stints as managing director of PR consultancy Prosek Partners, PR director at Royal Mail Group and associate director at Citigate Dewe Rogerson.

In September, Sarah Richardson, formerly a director at Edelman and Lord Mayor of Westminster, joined Centrica in the newly created role of director of public affairs. Centrica devolved its centralised public affairs operation to the company's individual businesses last September.

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