Staff recruitment has been earmarked as a priority for incoming
Railtrack corporate affairs director Sue Clark, according to an internal
The company is understaffed in two of the departments Clark will
oversee, following two departures this week in the press office and one
in public affairs. The other departments Clark will oversee are investor
relations, corporate and internal communications, events and
advertising. The full corporate affairs directorate numbers 32, although
Clark will have to appoint three new staff to reach this total.
Clark was appointed to the pounds 140,000 post after a three-month
search by head-hunters Taylor Bennett. She starts in the summer,
reporting to CEO Gerald Corbett. Clark joins after eight years at
Scottish Power, including four years as corporate affairs director.
In addition to its in-house staff, Railtrack uses Bruns-wick for
financial PR, Bell Pottinger for public affairs and The Rowland Company
Clark replaces Philip Dehurst, who left last month to become Shandwick’s