Carlton hires Williams as corporate affairs director

Carlton Communications has appointed TV industry veteran Shaun Williams as director of corporate affairs.

Carlton Communications has appointed TV industry veteran Shaun Williams as director of corporate affairs.

Williams leaves PACT, the trade association for independent film and TV production companies, where he has been chief executive for three years. He takes over from incumbent David Cameron at the end of February.

Cameron, who has held the post for six years, is leaving Carlton to stand as a Conservative Party candidate for Witney, West Oxfordshire, at the general election.

Williams' remit will include press and public affairs, IR and internal relations. He takes on an in-house team of five and will report to Carlton CEO Gerry Murphy.

'With its operations in free and pay TV programme making and distribution, Carton is well placed in the digital TV world,' said Williams.

Williams has a long history in the TV industry, having previously worked as a senior producer at the ITV network. He is also director of the industry's training body Skillset.

Cameron said Williams' greatest challenge would be handling the pressures of increased competition in the TV industry.

Carlton retains Finsbury for some business PR and press relations.



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