BT names Weber Shandwick's Michael Prescott as new comms head

Weber Shandwick MD of corporate Michael Prescott has been appointed as BT's group director of comms.

Newly appointed: Michael Prescott
Newly appointed: Michael Prescott

Prescott replaces Peter Morgan, who left the telecommunications giant in mid-November to join Rolls-Royce as head of corporate affairs.
 
Prescott joins BT in the new year. In addition to his corporate role, Prescott also managed Weber Shandwick’s public affairs practice alongside its public affairs chairman Jon Mcleod.

He was a journalist for 17 years prior to joining Weber Shandwick, including working as political editor at the Sunday Times.

Commenting on Prescott’s appointment Weber Shandwick Europe CEO Colin Byrne said: 'He has made one of the best transitions from journalism to commercial PR I know of. I am delighted for him on his prestigious new role – the second senior WS consultant to lead BT’s global communications.'

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