Diary: Dimbleby calls in the PR heavyweights in the fight for the Crown PR

Good news for Tyzack and Partners, the headhunter which has been trying, so far unsuccessfully, to find the Royal Family a communications director. A new ’candidate’ has stepped into the ring.

Good news for Tyzack and Partners, the headhunter which has been

trying, so far unsuccessfully, to find the Royal Family a communications

director. A new ’candidate’ has stepped into the ring.



Tyzack’s search began to look desperate when it wrote to industry

leaders asking them to second their own spin-doctors for a few days a

week. Could the richest woman in the world not afford her own?



Then last week Charles Anson, formerly group corporate relations

director at GrandMet and one of the favourites to fill the vacancy,

announced he was to become communications head at the European

Broadcasting Union.



However, Baronness Thatcher’s former adviser, Bernard Ingham, has now

agreed to be interviewed for the job. The interview didn’t take place in

the Queen’s parlour and will go out over the airwaves. Ingham was

quizzed this week by broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby for Radio 4’s The

Candidate, with IPR president Peter Walker present to assess his

performance.



’I performed heroically,’ says Ingham. The radio candidate is not

thrusting himself forward as a serious contender for the job. But what

if he was asked to come out of retirement? ’I would do my duty,’ he

tells me.



Ingham, p3.



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