Greenpeace media head defects for Amnesty role

Human rights charity Amnesty International has poached Greenpeace acting media head Mirella von Lindenfels for its top global communications job.

Human rights charity Amnesty International has poached Greenpeace

acting media head Mirella von Lindenfels for its top global

communications job.



Von Lindenfels will join Amnesty in mid-September after a three-year

spell at Greenpeace. She is replaced at Greenpeace by Blake Lee-Harwood,

who joins as communications director from the Royal Society for the

Protection of Birds.



Von Lindenfels will report to Vincent del Buono, the new deputy

secretary general of Amnesty, and to the international executive

committee, which is chaired by Mahmoud Ben Romdan. The role entails

responsibility for the quality and consistency of all Amnesty

communications from its offices around the world and ensuring a high

level of international press coverage.



Von Lindenfels feels her time at Greenpeace has prepared her well for

the challenges ahead: ’I’m used to dealing with a fast news environment

but not losing sight of the long term objectives.’



Von Lindenfels will be responsible for the seven-strong international

media unit at the charity’s London headquarters. One of her first jobs

will be to hire three full-time press officers. She will work alongside

PR agency Bates-Dorland, which works on an ad hoc, pro bono basis for

Amnesty.



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