The Financial Times Group has appointed Joanna Manning-Cooper as
head of group marketing communications.
Manning-Cooper takes up the newly-created position after leaving
Shandwick International, where she was an associate board director. She
has previously worked in-house for GTech, and as a government press
Overseeing all external and internal communications, Manning-Cooper will
report to marketing director Barry Herstein in London on consumer
issues, and to the New York-based president of the parent company,
Pearson Inc, John Fallon, on corporate matters.
'This is the first time the FT Group has engaged a communications head
to oversee an integrated strategy across all external and internal
communications for the group,' said Manning-Cooper.
'The purpose of my role is to integrate a communications and marketing
strategy to form a matrix structure across the various departments,' she
Her appointment is one of several changes to the group's communications
structure to fit its increasingly global operations.
Anouskha Healy has been promoted to head of newspaper PR and Group PR
manager. She spent five years at The Financial Times handling UK PR and
Healy reports to the FT global marketing director, Gordon Willoughby,
and takes on a group comms role and also an increased role at the
newspaper, with responsibility for its worldwide PR.