PRWeek revealed in November that Gowers had taken the role on an interim basis. Former FT editor Gowers was previously head of group media at BP and head of corporate comms at Lehman Brothers.
Capital MSL has promoted Nick Bastin and Claire Maloney to the role of MD. Bastin joined the firm in 2006 from Publicis Consultants, while Maloney joined in 2001 from United Pan-Europe Communications.
Yellow Jersey PR has been brought in by Restoration Partners, the boutique technology merchant bank.
Taylor Wessing, the international law firm, has appointed Sarah Keltie as PR executive to its in-house team. She was previously associate vice-president at FTI Consulting.
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication has hired Geraldine Lambe as a senior comms specialist for the EMEA region. She was previously senior editor at The Banker magazine.
PR Agency One has been called in by Swedish environmental engineering business Nederman to deliver an integrated PR and marketing comms campaign in the UK and Ireland.