Different track for Miller with H&K

Railtrack public affairs head Simon Miller is returning to Hill and Knowlton four years after leaving the agency.

Railtrack public affairs head Simon Miller is returning to Hill and

Knowlton four years after leaving the agency.



Miller rejoins H&K in mid-October as a board director and number two to

Andy Pharoah in the public and corporate affairs division.



He is expected to establish a transport practice having spent an

eventful four years at the privatised railway stations and tracks

owner.



Miller joined Railtrack in January 1996 - months before the company

floated - as its first head of public affairs. He has seen the company

through the Ladbroke Grove train crash, a regulatory review and the

Government’s recent ten year plan for public transport improvement.



Pharoah has been hunting for a second senior public affairs player since

his appointment last March in succession to Edward Bickham (PR Week, 31

March).



Miller’s return to H&K, together with that of London Chamber of Commerce

campaigns manager Sarah Eden-Jones next week, brings the staff total in

public affairs to 18. Miller noted: ’H&K is not as big a hitter in the

public affairs field as it should be. We need to build its reputation as

an agency of first choice.’



As well as new business pitches, Miller will handle a host of

unspecified clients. H&K public affairs clients include British Energy

and Direct Line.



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