City of London takes on former Labour Party comms head Bob Roberts

The City of London Corporation - the local government for the Square Mile - has appointed Bob Roberts as its new comms director.

Roberts: heading up comms at The City of London Corporation from November (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Roberts: heading up comms at The City of London Corporation from November (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Roberts was director of comms at the Labour Party between 2010 and the May general election. He was previously a journalist for 20 years, working at regional newspapers, the Press Association and finally as political editor of the Daily Mirror.

He will take up his post on 2 November with a remit of delivering corporate comms to commercial and political audiences, as well as designing comms programmes for the corporation’s key services in the Square Mile and across London.

Roberts said: "I am delighted to taking up this role and look forward to working on a range of comms issues with my new colleagues."

In July, PRWeek reported that the City was looking for a new comms chief after Tony Halmos, who had held the role for 21 years, announced he would step down on 31 October.

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