The London Borough of Sutton is to bring in Ian Marrat, the former
head of PR at Newham Council, to fill the recently-created head of
communications role at the council. The post was created earlier this
year to slot in above the head of PR position, formerly the most senior
PR role at the council which was previously filled by Neville Walker,
who has since left. Marrat’s brief will be to produce a strategy to
raise the borough’s profile regionally and nationally and to run the
six-strong PR unit.