Emap names IR chief after restructure

Emap, the FTSE 100 publisher behind titles such as Zoo and FHM, has scrapped its top comms post and hired Spirent director of corporate comms Catherine Nash as head of IR.

The move brings to an end seven months of uncertainty around the director of comms position vacated by Miranda Acland, who joined Tulchan Communications in April (PRWeek, 8 April). It also follows the confirmation of acting finance director Ian Griffiths as former FD Gary Hughes' replacement.

Group comms manager Sarah Taylor, who is now Emap's most senior non-financial PRO at group level, said Nash had been working part-time at Emap for several months.

This month Emap reported flat pre-tax profits of £75m for the six months ended 30 September. It blamed 'a tough newsstand environment in France' and 'record levels of launch investment'.

Spirent has decided not to replace Nash.

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