Lee’s promotion means she will now oversee Patrick Barrow, the new managing director of corporate, when he starts at Ketchum next month.
Barrow, currently managing director of the PRCA, is to become the first MD of corporate since Paul Baverstock left to pursue a political career in 2005 (PRWeek, 8 June).
Barrow will now report directly to Lee, who will head up Ketchum London’s healthcare, consumer and corporate affairs departments.
Promoted to deputy CEO alongside Lee is Nick Propper, who will lead the newly created ‘enterprise’ team as well as the firm’s strategic planning, creative services and media services.
Also promoted is Susannah Knox, who will assume Lee’s prior responsibilities as managing director of healthcare.
Sebastien Desprez, also a director in healthcare, will take on the role of MD of international healthcare.