Pierce quits Tower Hamlets ahead of team restructure

The PR head at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets has quit after less than eight months in the job.

Head of communications Kate Pierce has decided to quit amid an ongoing staff ‘consultation’ that is likely to see around five core media relations staff from the 26-strong comms team devolved to directorates.

Pierce, who will leave at the beginning of January, said that while she backed the proposed restructure ‘100 per cent’, it was not a structure that she herself wanted to manage.

Pierce said the proposed re-structure was right for the council ‘at this time’ but that ‘it will only leave a fairly small central team, which for me personally will not leave the challenges I am looking for’.

Pierce, who joined from a role as deputy head of comms at the London Borough of Newham (PRWeek, 18 April), plans to freelance as a PRO.

Sara Williams, an adviser to the CEO to whom Pierce reports, said it was likely the council would ‘go out to tender for interim management’ for the comms team.

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