Shell media chief claims Arup corp comms position

The Royal Dutch/Shell Group media relations head Mike Hogan has

joined Arup Engineers as its first head of corporate communications.

Shell International V-P of external affairs Mary Jo Jacobi, to whom

Hogan reported, is believed to be reviewing the role.

James Herbert, Shell International and Shell UK head of media relations

and crisis comms, has replaced Hogan until that review is complete.

Herbert will double up his work, continuing to oversee media relations

for the two Shell divisions, as well as taking on the group-level


Hogan's departure follows a number of recent changes for Shell's PR


Jacobi joined in September (PRWeek, 14 September) and Shell

International's director of planning, environment and external affairs

Malcolm Brinded was appointed in June.

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