Pringle joins the Centrica-owned company on 14 June as senior PR manager with a brief to cover media relations, corporate social responsibility and public affairs.
‘Scottish Gas takes a lead in energy conservation issues and works closely with stakeholders,’ said Pringle. ‘It has done a lot of CSR work in partnership with organisations such as Help the Aged and the NUS.’
Scottish Gas’s new Edinburgh headquarters has been designed as a state-of-the-art energy-efficient building.
Pringle will report to Scottish Gas corporate affairs manager Hamish McPherson, who said: ‘We deal with a range of audiences and issues and I believe Kevin will add a fresh perspective to our corporate affairs activity.’
The SNP is in the process of recruiting Pringle’s replacement. Prior to his Westminster brief, Pringle was the party’s director of comms, a role occupied by Colin McAllister.
Scottish Gas came in for stinging criticism from consumer group Energywatch Scotland in the run-up to Christmas over its decision to raise prices by 5.9 per cent. Centrica has warned that emissions regulations may push prices up further.