HarperCollins comms director Kenny to step down

LONDON: HarperCollins UK and international group comms director Siobhan Kenny has decided to leave the business at the end of October.

LONDON: HarperCollins UK and international group comms director Siobhan Kenny has decided to leave the business at the end of October.

She will stay at the company until after the Frankfurt Book Fair, working with new CEO Charlie Redmayne to recruit and hand over her position to a successor.

The News Corporation-owned publishing firm, which is preparing to move from Hammersmith to London Bridge to join other News Corp. properties such as The Times and The Sun, said succession plans will be announced shortly.

Kenny has worked at the company for almost six years. Her background in strategic comms includes leading the DCMS team as the Olympic Summer Games 2012 bid was launched and setting up the strategic communications unit as part of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's press team.

She was VP of comms for Walt Disney TV in EMEA, leading the launch of High School Musical. She won PRWeek UK awards for crisis management in 2011 and for internal comms in 2012.

This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.

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