Lazard picks Brunswick PRO for in-house comms

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.

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