Grayling Political Strategy has completed a management shake-up
following the departure of MD Leighton Andrews.
Susan Eastoe, formerly MD of Profile Corporate Communications, which was
bought by Grayling earlier this year, has become one of three managerial
heads of Grayling's public affairs service.
She has been promoted from director to chief operating officer at GPS's
London base. As well as continuing to handle former Profile clients she
will have additional duties overseeing all account teams and day-to-day
Directors Robbie MacDuff and Huw Roberts will have equivalent
responsibilities to Eastoe in the company's Edinburgh and Cardiff
All three, who will work together on the day-to-day running of GPS, will
report to GPS chairman Michael Burrell, who has taken a more hands-on
role since Andrews left.
Grayling Group CEO Kennedy says, despite these changes, the company may
still replace Andrews in the long term.
Kennedy said the shake-up will enhance links between the three offices,
with MacDuff and Roberts focusing more on London.
Andrews, a visiting professor at Westminster University, left in May to
spend more time writing and lecturing.