The Association of Teachers and Lecturers is to lose its director of communications and media relations, Richard Margrave, who is leaving to work for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as director of marketing and communications. Margrave will be looking to raise the profile of the body, including upping its membership. He starts at the beginning of November after a seven-year stint at the ATL. The marketing and regional and international liaison department, which he will head, employs about 20 people. Margrave will report to the institution's director general, Sir Michael Moore.