Bell left last week after a year in the role. She is the second senior comms figure to leave the confectionery giant in a year, following the departure of global corporate comms director Andraea Dawson-Shepherd (PRWeek, 18 January 2008).
Bell is not being directly replaced, but her role will be split into two. Cadbury is currently recruiting for a global head of corporate PR and a global head of financial PR.
Cadbury global corporate affairs director Alex Cole declined to comment, while Bell could not be reached.