British Nuclear Fuels has revamped its in-house communications
The move follows a review led by recently recruited director of
corporate affairs Philip Dewhurst.
A dedicated corporate affairs division has been created and has seen the
appointment of two communications chiefs to lead a five-strong team.
Former British Airways corporate affairs manager Ipek Yigit has joined
BNFL to becomes head of corporate affairs. She joined from Echo
Research, where she was new business director.
And, Tom McLaughlin heads government affairs, after relocating from
BNFL's Brussels office.
He will be supported by government relations manager Rory O'Neill, who
joins the group from the Department of Trade and Industry.
The team also includes head of media Bill Anderton, whose role has been
expanded to include employee relations, and Sean Trainor, head of
communications planning and strategy.
Dewhurst - former Weber Shandwick Worldwide UK chief executive - said
the division was formed to ensure comms better matched BNFL's
increasingly global structure.
Dewhurst, who joined in April (PRWeek, 17 April) said the review does
not affect retained PR firm Bell Pottinger.