BRUSSELS: Hill & Knowlton has appointed Elaine Cruikshanks as its
first chairman and chief executive of continental western Europe.
Cruikshanks is promoted after three years as vice-chairman of H&K's
Brussels-based worldwide public affairs practice. She now has the
additional responsibility of overseeing business in France, Germany and
The promotion is part of an expansion by the agency across Europe. This
year it opened an office in Berlin, headed by Michael Schroder, CEO for
Cruikshanks moved to Brussels in 1984 where she worked as second
secretary of external trade at Britain's permanent representation to the
European Community. She previously worked as a retail business
She reports to Paul Taaffe, H&K International president.
'Elaine has a distinguished track record having turned H&K Brussels into
one of our most successful operations globally,'said Taaffe.