INTERNATIONAL: F-H appoints three territory leaders

HONG KONG: Fleishman-Hillard has taken on three new territory heads

as it looks to secure its status as the world's second-highest

fee-earning PR agency.

Beth Boswell has been promoted to MD of Fleishman-Hillard's Hong Kong

office after serving there for three years. She steps up from senior

vice-president and partner at the office, which was founded in 1997.

Boswell was responsible for the office's technology sector, which

contributed strongly to sales of £2.4m. Before her move to the

Chinese-run special administrative region, Boswell headed healthcare and

technology divisions for the agency's Toronto office.

Her previous experience included a stint as special adviser to the

Canadian anti-drug minister. Boswell replaces Lynne Anne Stevenson and

reports to international president Rick Sullivan.

Christine Chauvet has been named chairman of Fleishman-Hillard France,

tasked with consolidating the expansion of the agency's French

operations, which include the takeover of Herald Communications in

France and the UK as of February this year.

She was previously state secretary in charge of external trade under

Prime Minister Alain Juppe, having previously headed the Centre Francais

de Commerce Exterieur at the start of the Chirac presidency.

Chauvet is also international vice-president of the French Association

of Woman Company Heads and an administrator for the Ecole Superieure de

Publicite in Paris.

F-H has named Peter Abel as general manager of its Cleveland, Ohio

operation Watt/Fleishman-Hillard. He replaces Michael Zimmerman.

Zimmerman was a member of the board of Watt, Roop & Co when it merged

with F-H in 1999. Abel has been with the agency for 12 years and with

the Cleveland office since April 2000.

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