NEWS: GCI tempts Evans to head up corporate and consumer PR

GCI has appointed ex-Rowland Company board director Pippa Evans to the new job of head of corporate and consumer with a brief to woo FMCG business.

GCI has appointed ex-Rowland Company board director Pippa Evans to the

new job of head of corporate and consumer with a brief to woo FMCG

business.



Evans joined the Chelsea-based PR agency last week. She left Rowland

last year to have a baby.



As head of consumer public relations at Rowland, Evans worked on Procter

and Gamble, Mars, IBM, Pedigree Pet Foods and Smirnoff.



GCI managing director Adrian Wheeler is banking on Evans to attract

FMCG, household and women’s interest clients as part of the agency’s

three-year plan to double its size.



While the Grey-owned company’s healthcare division is growing fast,

Wheeler is also keen to beef up GCI’s hi-tech and financial divisions.



Existing clients in the new corporate communications category include

Procter and Gamble products Fairy and Lenor.



Evans’ husband, Tim Fordham-Moss, is an ex-GCI employee, having worked

on the Fairy and Lenor brands during his seven years at the agency.



He accepted a post at Shandwick Taiwan last year and the couple were

scheduled to go abroad. However the move did not work out and he now

works for the sports accreditation company Rushmans.



Commenting on her move, Evans said: ‘GCI’s membership of Grey gives it

potential introductions to major household names.’



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