The Children’s Society’s public affairs director Terry Warburton quit
last week ending a nine-year stint at the voluntary organisation.
Warburton, the society’s most senior communications executive, is
planning to set up as an independent public relations and promotions
He joined in 1987 from the public relations department of the British
Railways Board where he handled the launch of Network SouthEast and the
re-launch of InterCity.
At the society - a voluntary organisation of the Church of England and
Wales - Warburton managed 30 staff in social policy, press and public
relations, publications and publicity and information services.
While at the Children’s Society he directed Le Walk, a fundraising event
through the Channel Tunnel in February 1994, which raised over pounds 2
million for charity.
‘It has been a long-time ambition to work for myself,’ said Warburton
about his departure.
One of his first tasks as a consultant will be to manage an independent
marketing review for the society.
It will begin looking for a replacement for Warburton when the results
of the review are announced this August.
The Children’s Society currently has 90 projects throughout England and
Wales. Its work includes dealing with runaway children, organising
family placements for children with special needs and running family
centres in areas of high unemployment.