The Royal Opera House is to lose its communications head Amanda
Jones to the London’s Barbican Centre arts complex after 13 years. Jones
will join the Barbican Centre as its new head of press and PR, replacing
Valerie Gillard, who is taking early retirement (PR Week, 11 June).
Jones will oversee the five-strong press team at the centre, but public
affairs director Ruth Hasnip has redefined the role to give it more of a
Jones reports to Hasnip, who oversees a team of 75 people in marketing,
press andPR and the box office.