Hill and Knowlton London has appointed head of research Sarah
Curnow to the newly-created post of head of knowledge management as part
of an improved global information-sharing initiative.
Curnow, who reports to business director Jason Gallucci, has been tasked
with leading the programme throughout its UK business, co-ordinating a
team of 26 knowledge managers.
The agency has implemented the specially-designed web-based system,
HK.Net, to replace its current intranet.
Curnow will be rolling out the faster and more efficient system and
training existing staff in the new technology.
The agency, which has 63 offices in 34 countries across the world, is
hoping the system will allow employees easier access to ideas and
information in words, pictures, video and animation.
Clients will also be able to access H&K information via the system, as a
limited access extranet function.
H&K joint chief executive Andrew Laurence said: ’The new HK.Net software
will help share knowledge among all teams worldwide. We need to be able
to provide information quickly and easily to clients across geographical
and sector boundaries.’
Curnow will continue to oversee the research department, with the help
of new senior researcher David Evans, formerly a secondary researcher at
management consultancy Andersen Consulting, which is also Curnow’s
Evans, who worked at Andersen for nearly 12 years, was appointed by the
agency this week.