Taylor Woodrow reviews all PR as Morris joins firm

Property developer Taylor Woodrow is to review its internal and external PR needs following the appointment of Ian Morris as director of corporate communications.

Morris joins the FTSE 250 firm from construction project management group Bechtel, where he was external relations manager for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South-West Asia.

He replaces Tony McGarahan who left last month after 18 months in post (PRWeek, 15 December 2000). McGarahan was unavailable for comment on his future moves as PRWeek went to press.

'There's no formal division-by-division review and it will not necessarily be my team's decision, but we will be working with the operating units to ensure that we're getting the best possible service from our teams,' Morris said.

He added it was 'too early to say' how the firm's current roster of agencies - which includes Haslimann Taylor and Financial Dynamics - will be affected by the move.

Morris reports to Taylor Woodrow group CEO Iain Napier. He heads a team of eight in the comms department as well as overseeing the work of a number of dotted line reports from other divisions in the group.

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