The Royal National Institute for the Deaf has announced its next
director of communications and created a regional media co-ordinator
In September, Brian Lamb will replace departing director of
communications Joe Saxton.
Lamb joins after 12 years at Scope, where he is currently head of public
affairs. He was also involved in setting up the Disability Rights
His brief at the RNID includes working with the DRC and developing
campaigns throughout the UK. Saxton, who has been with the RNID for
three years, is leaving to become a freelance consultant.
The RNID has also appointed Southwark Council’s Matt Grainger to the
newly-created post of regional media co-ordinator. He joins the RNID in
July after 18 months as a press officer at Southwark.
’It’s great to have the opportunity to work in the voluntary sector, and
devolved government has highlighted the difference in media
opportunities in each area,’ said Grainger.
The post was created as part of the charity’s devolution project,
started in April, which incorporates support from its London base to the
The PROs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all report to
’We conducted research as part of our devolution project, and what came
out of that was a clear need to support the media in the regions,’ said
RNID director of campaigns Phyllis Campbell-McRae.
Grainger will work alongside the campaign and parliamentary posts in the
RNID’s London office and will relay advice and information to the