The National Canine Defence League has reorganised its communications
unit following the departure of head of PR Julia Felthouse.
Felthouse, 28, who has been at the centre of a media storm over
revelations of her affair with ex-Welsh Office minister Rod Richards,
left the NCDL ‘by mutual agreement’ a month ago.
Following her departure, the league this week combined its PR and
fundraising functions into one department, headed by former head of
fundraising Adrian Burder. Burder, 31, who becomes marketing and
communications director, joined the NCDL two years ago from the British
Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.
Selena Makepeace, the league’s deputy head of PR, assumes Felthouse’s
role but, unlike her, will not report directly to chief executive
Baldwin told PR Week that the charity had intended to create the new
department for some time. She said: ‘It was on course for some point in
the future but when this vacancy came up it was the right time to do