Portland loses Aitkens to Sky

BSkyB has appointed Portland PR account manager Lucy Aitkens to the role of public affairs manager.

Aitkens has worked with Sky – a long-standing public affairs client of the agency – since she joined Portland in July 2005. Prior to that, Aitkens was a corporate comms executive at ITV.

Her boss at Portland, managing director Tim Allan, is a former Sky director of corporate comms.

At Sky, Aitkens is one of a team of five reporting to head of public affairs Martin Le Jeune.

Le Jeune is leaving the broadcaster to join a new consultancy, Open Road.

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