Christian Aid has hired a pair of prominent news journalists to
spearhead its PR function.
Changes at the nine-strong PR unit see former Today programme editor Jon
Barton installed as head of media along with former Sunday Times
reporter John Davison as news editor.
Barton replaces ten-year press office incumbent Sarah Stewart at
Christian Aid, which employs 500 staff and operates in more than 60
Former Reuters reporter Susan Roberts, who has handled Davison's role
for the last six months, is also leaving.
Barton left the BBC last year for a brief stint at Brunswick-owned
Trinity. He joined the BBC after ten years in teaching.
A spell in local radio in Derby led him to news and current affairs,
where he went on to edit Today, and the One and Six o'clock News.
Davison, who will report to Barton, spent ten years at the Sunday Times,
three years as a freelance and the last three at The Independent, most
recently as editor of its Pandora diary.