PepsiCo snares Hanover's Lucy Gilchrist as head of external affairs

Lucy Gilchrist, the head of energy and resources public affairs and corporate agency Hanover, is joining PepsiCo as head of external affairs.

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The Walkers Crisps owner has hired Gilchrist to replace Andrew Slight, who it promoted to director of global public policy and government affairs in December.

Gilchrist, who is an associate director at Hanover, is to be replaced as head of energy and resources by DECC strategic policy manager Alison Woodhouse.

It is believed to be the first in-house external affairs role for Gilchrist, who has been at Hanover since 2010 and has previously worked for the Conservative Party, FTI Consulting, DeHavilland and the NHS.

Gilchrist and PepsiCo were unavailable to comment.

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