Lamb named communications director at RNID

The Royal National Institute for the Deaf has announced its next director of communications and created a regional media co-ordinator position.

The Royal National Institute for the Deaf has announced its next

director of communications and created a regional media co-ordinator

position.



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

Commission.



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

regions.



The PROs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all report to

Grainger.



’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

country directors.



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