Investment bank Lazard has snapped up former Brunswick associate
partner Deborah Done to lead its in-house PR function following the
departure of Cassey Jennings.
Done takes on the role of vice-president communications, acting as the
bank's sole London in-house PR specialist, reporting directly to London
CEO Adrian Evans.
Financial PR firm The Maitland Consultancy - employed by Lazard on an ad
hoc basis - is handling media enquiries until Done joins early next
Evans said the remit had been redefined to include more internal
communications: 'We're interested in making sure our international
global communications are as strong as they should be and from that will
flow the external comms.'
It is understood Jennings decided to leave after former Lazard chairman
David Verey - with whom she worked closely - resigned last month.
Verey's role changed substantially last year when the bank united the
New York, Paris and London operations, leaving the London business to be
overseen by Paris-based group chairman Michael David-Weill.
Evans said Jennings was now 'considering her options'.
Lazard also recently appointed former Citigate Dewe Rogerson deputy
chairman Cary Martin to a non-PR role as part-time special adviser.