Poole resigns from Shandwick to set up independently

James Poole, vice-chairman of Shandwick’s corporate division, has resigned after five years to work as an independent consultant.

James Poole, vice-chairman of Shandwick’s corporate division, has

resigned after five years to work as an independent consultant.



At Shandwick, Poole was deputy to chief executive Richard Houghton, with

26 people working under him. His brief recently changed to working

across all sectors of the company’s business.



In his new role, Poole wants to be able to work on short-term contracts

for a number of agencies as a supplier of skills and contacts, although

he plans to work part-time for Shandwick on some international financial

clients.



’I have a number of associates in areas such as planning, research,

evaluation and reputation and crisis management,’ he said.



He is currently in negotiations with Shandwick directors to decide which

financial clients he will continue to act as a consultant for.



Major Shandwick international financial clients include Shell, Marks and

Spencer and the Halifax.



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