Clifford Chance has appointed Jeff Wagland as head of PR.
Wagland joins the world's largest law firm in April from water and
construction firm AWG, the parent company of utility Anglian Water,
where he was head of corporate affairs.
He replaces previous PR chief Tom Rose, who had the title head of press
and left last November to join City law firm Herbert Smith as its first
head of communications (PRWeek, 15 September, 2001).
Since Rose's departure, PR has been run by consultant Barry Jackson, who
has also been tasked with reviewing communications.
Following that review, Wagland's role will have added responsibility for
all aspects of PR, including public affairs. He will report to head of
business development Matthew Gorman.
Jackson said: 'When Wagland takes up the post he will carry that review
on, looking further at what the company needs.'
Wagland joined AWG, which was formed in 2000 by the acquisition of
Morison Construction by Anglian, in January last year.
Clifford Chance employs more than 3,500 lawyers in 30 offices across the