Virgin Unite hires Energy Savings Trust's Ellie Springett as comms director

The Virgin Group's not-for-profit arm has selected Ellie Springett as its new director of comms.

Recruited: Ellie Springett
Recruited: Ellie Springett

Springett has been head of comms at the Energy Savings Trust for the past three years.

She will take up her new position at Virgin Unite on 22 February and will be in charge of a four-strong team.

She will be responsible for developing brand strategy across the US, UK and South Africa, and will also put together a website strategy for the charity.

Springett said: ‘One of my priorities in 2010 is establishing strategic partnerships for "collaborative communications" work within the creative industry, helping to amplify Virgin Unite’s efforts.’ She is also keen to demonstrate that business can act as a ‘force for good’.

Springett replaces Charlotte Goodman, who has moved internally to become business mobilisation director.

The Energy Savings Trust is looking to replace Springett internally.

Virgin Unite has most recently been liaising with organisations working on the Haiti relief effort with the Disasters Emergency Committee to help deliver aid to the region.

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