Citigate Dewe Rogerson has handed its top corporate communications role to John Hobday following the departure of director Richard Campbell.
Hobday is promoted to the director-level post from associate director with immediate effect.
Former corporate PR practice head Campbell left last week to pursue his own venture, and is currently on three months' gardening leave.
Hobday takes over a team of nine, reporting to Citigate Dewe Rogerson UK managing director Jonathan Clare.
'We've got a huge opportunity to grow the corporate communications section with Citigate Dewe Rogerson's existing client base - we work for more than half the FTSE 100 companies, which is a phenomenal base from which to develop,' said Hobday.
Hobday will be recruiting to expand his team.