Jane Groom has been appointed as head of the new media centre at
the Department of Transport, Environment and the Regions after the
creation of the post earlier this year. The move comes in the wake of
two key appointments which saw Alun Evans installed as communications
director, the top PR job at the DETR, and former deputy communications
director Derek Plews brought in as John Prescott’s press secretary.
Groom, who was formerly head of the London press desk, will oversee the
DETR press office in a role which closely resembles Plews’ old job.