Marjorie Thompson, communications chief at the Commission for
Racial Equality, is leaving to head up a new division at Saatchi and
Thompson will join the advertising agency in September to run the Cause
Connection. The unit will focus on establishing links between charities
Reporting to executive director Dev Sharma, Thompson’s responsibilities
at the CRE include managing the publications, media and campaigns team,
who work closely with the strategy section.
She also sits on the corporate management team, deciding on issues such
as whether to publicise legal cases.
Before joining the Commission in 1993 Thompson was chair of the Campaign
for Nuclear Disarmament and has acted as an adviser to Aids and health
’It’s my first foray into the private sector,’ she told PR Week. ’I was
impressed by Saatchi and Saatchi’s ethics when working with them at the
The Commission for Racial Equality has had a pro bono relationship with
Saatchi and Saatchi since 1994.
Thompson said the commission was likely to review the management
situation in the run up to her departure, before deciding on her