Hey quits Citigate Dewe Rogerson for Smithfield role

Citigate Dewe Rogerson director Andrew Hey has left the agency to join recent start-up Smithfield Financial as a director.

Citigate Dewe Rogerson director Andrew Hey has left the agency to

join recent start-up Smithfield Financial as a director.



Hey was a board director of Dewe Rogerson but was not made a director on

the ten-strong Citigate Dewe Rogerson board. He worked for Dewe Rogerson

for eleven years and handled privatisations on the international side of

the business including Deutsche Telecom and France Telecom.



His departure follows that of four senior Citigate Dewe Rogerson staff

reported in PR Week last week. Hey was escorted off Dewe Rogerson’s

premises last week but will not start at Smithfield until some time in

the New Year.



Four other Dewe Rogerson board directors do not have places on the

Citigate Dewe Rogerson board. They are Julian Walker, William Trelawny,

David Westover and Annie Nash.



Smithfield, owned by Lord Bell’s Chime Communications, was established

last month by Bell Pottinger Financial directors John Antcliffe and John

Kiely (PR Week, 4 Sept).



The appointment of Hey, who has built a reputation as a key player at

Dewe Rogerson, will add weight to Smithfield’s attempts to pursue

business outside the UK. Antcliffe, Smithfield’s chairman, said: ’We

want to develop a more international approach and Andrew’s credentials

in the equity markets are excellent.’



Smithfield clients include Enterprise Oil, Stagecoach, and the Bank of

Ireland.



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