Energy giant TXU's European director of corporate communications
Joy King has quit following the loss of her board-level status.
She was one of ten board-level posts that have been streamlined to four
executive directors after a review overseen by COO Paul Marsh.
King, who leaves at the end of the year, said: 'I came here to be a
leader and that's not what the job now entails. I think it's a shame so
I have taken the decision to leave.'
A replacement for King has already been found with Rachael Reid being
promoted from her role as European head of external affairs. She will
report directly to Marsh.
Reid will continue King's role of overseeing communication work across
the eight-strong UK and 20-strong European comms teams.
King, who joined TXU three years ago from Pearl Assurance where she was
director of comms, has not taken another post. She said: 'I'm now going
to put my feet up.'
King's departure comes as TXU UK communications head Caroline Collord
looks at the possibility of taking on media relations support for the
'It's early stages but I can confirm we are looking at a range of
options in the fields of community and media work, an area that is now
handled in-house. I'm hoping to come to a decision within the next
quarter,' said Collord.
The relationships between the UK retail division, TXU energi, its
retained PR agency MS&L and the public affairs account, which is handled
by Westminster Strategy, are not affected by the review.
TXU is also looking to fill two newly created head of communications
posts for the Nordic region and Germany.
Originally Texas-based, TXU now has interests across Europe, including
the acquisition of UK utility the Eastern Group in 1998.