Bond moves from Barclays to head UMI comms team

Universal Music International has filled its most senior comms role after a gap of ten months.

Universal Music International has filled its most senior comms role after a gap of ten months.

Lisa Bond took the role of vice-president of communications last week.

She joins from Barclays, where she was head of media relations for the Retail Financial Services division.

Since Amanda Conroy vacated the VP post to join EMI Group (PR Week, 11 February), there has been no one in the role. A PR manager was covering, but departed in April to join Conroy.

Bond said: 'It is nice to be in a position where you can start from scratch.' She is looking to build a team and considering whether agencies are needed.

Bond will report to chairman and CEO Jorgen Larsen, as well as working closely with Los Angeles-based Bob Bernstein, senior vice-president, Universal Music Group.

Her brief is mainly corporate, and Bond anticipates working on issues relating to e-commerce, among others. Specific artist and album promotion is handled by press officers at individual labels.

Prior to joining Barclays in July 1999, Bond worked for Camelot and the National Lottery, which she helped launch in 1994.



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