Energy regulator seeks PR chief

The newly integrated gas and electricity regulator is to recruit an outside candidate as its public affairs director, as neither of the press chiefs at Ofgas or Offer are standing for the post.

The newly integrated gas and electricity regulator is to recruit an

outside candidate as its public affairs director, as neither of the

press chiefs at Ofgas or Offer are standing for the post.



Jan Luke, public affairs director at Offer, the electricity watchdog, is

leaving her post at the end of this month after seven years. She has not

yet decided what her next move will be.



Meanwhile, her counterpart at Ofgas, Chris Webb, will assume overall PR

responsibility for Ofgas and Offer until the merged regulator is fully

staffed, which is unlikely to happen until at least this time next

year.



The future of Ofgas and Offer’s respective PR teams - six PROs in total

- remains undecided (PR Week, 8 January).



Ofgas is based in London while Offer’s headquarters are in

Birmingham.



The new operation will be headquartered in London, but not in Ofgas’

current office.



The new public affairs director for the integrated regulator will report

to its director general Callum McCarthy and handle communication with

Parliament, Government, electricity and gas providers, consumers,

business audiences and pressure groups.



Webb said: ’I am trying to look after both offices. I’ve got no plans to

do anything with either the Ofgas or Offer teams; that’s for the new

person to deal with.’



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