Former Lynne Franks board director Tanya Hughes is tipped for the
top communications job at high street retailer Superdrug.
Hughes, who left the agency at Christmas, has not decided whether to go
for the estimated pounds 60,000 position on a full-time or part-time
basis or to set up her own consultancy.
The Superdrug job involves raising awareness of the brand, handling City
relations and building the in-house public relations team.
Superdrug has been looking for a senior PR person to fill the slot since
Angie Moxham left last summer (PR Week, 9 August 1996).
Moxham was poached from agency Le Fevre by Superdrug marketing director
Steven Round in June but returned to her former employer after just two
At present the retailer’s public relations is managed in-house by PR
manager Catherine Emanuel, who heads a department of three. The company
also uses Lexis Public Relations.
Emanuel said that Superdrug has interviewed a number of people for the
job and will decided on a candidate shortly.
A director at Lynne Franks for a year, Hughes was responsible for
attracting new business although she also worked on the Asda
Agency managing director Samantha Royston said of Hughes’ departure that
’both parties agreed her aspirations could be better filled in a
- Jane Boardman, another Lynne Franks director also left at the end of
January. Boardman who worked for Proctor and Gamble, Reckitt and Colman
and Zyma Healthcare, has been replaced by ex-Johnson Wax marketing
controller Ruth Tobbell.