Esther Kaposi has been appointed to the post of director of
corporate affairs at electricity company PowerGen. Kaposi was head of
corporate communications at telecoms company Mercury Communications
At PowerGen she will be head of a department of 14 with responsibilities
covering government relations, public affairs, internal communications,
advertising, PR, sponsorship, community relations and events. Kaposi
reports to chairman and chief executive Ed Wallis.
She takes over from John Fallon, whose title was director of
Responsibilities for the job remain the same. Fallon left in September
after three years with PowerGen to join media group Pearson as its first
The utility company retains Brunswick for corporate and financial PR and
Prima Europe for public affairs. ’I have no plans to review the accounts
at the moment,’ said Kaposi.
She said her initial focus would be on issues management, in particular
the liberalisation of competition in the electricity industry, and the
13 different Government reviews of the energy sector currently under
While at Mercury, Kaposi was involved in the four-way merger with
Videotron, Nynex Cablecomms and Bell Cablemedia. She did not apply for
the head of corporate communications job at the merged company, Cable
and Wireless Communications.
She has worked for corporate identity agency Wolff Olins as a
communications consultant and has advised the BBC, Andersen Consulting
and the Metropolitan Police. She was chair of the IPR’s education and
training committee last year and is on the board of the City of London
Kaposi joined PowerGen after a six-month break following her departure
from Mercury. She is expecting her second child and will return to
PowerGen after maternity leave in the spring.