NEWS: PR changes at dogs’ charity as Felthouse leaves

The National Canine Defence League has reorganised its communications unit following the departure of head of PR Julia Felthouse.

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

Clarissa Baldwin.



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

it.’



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