Catch22 to revamp comms following exit of Alan Booth

Catch22 is in the process of restructuring its comms and marketing functions following the departures of the heads of both departments.

Alan Booth: Quit his role as comms director
Alan Booth: Quit his role as comms director

The crime-reduction charity is reviewing its comms requirements following the appointment of new CEO Chris Wright earlier this month.

Former director of comms Alan Booth resigned last month to set up an international media venture, the details of which are unknown. There are no plans to replace Booth at this stage.

Meanwhile, head of marketing and fundraising Shoba Mistry is currently on maternity leave and it has not yet been confirmed whether she will return.

Catch22 assistant director for comms Pat Thompson said: 'We have a new chief executive and we are looking at our resources and deciding how we organise ourselves going forward.'

She added that Booth's role was being covered by the two existing assistant directors, who are in charge of different parts of the comms department - one is focused on external affairs and the other on fundraising and marketing.

Thompson was, however, keen to stress the changes were in place before Wright took over as CEO and would not have an effect on the charity's PR efforts.

'In terms of PR, we still have a major team within Catch22's marketing and fundraising departments,' said Thompson. 'This certainly isn't a lessening of focus on comms - we are not reducing our effort.'

Former CEO Joyce Mosely, who retired at the beginning of August, was replaced at the helm by Wright, the charity's former chief operating officer.

Catch22, formerly Rainer and Crime Concern, aims to help young people through-out the country with advice and employment guidance.

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