Post Office's Evans joins King's Fund
Post Office head of campaigns Richard Evans has joined The King's Fund, a charity providing research and analysis on health and care practice and policy, as head of press and public affairs. The former journalist had been at the Post Office for 10 months, prior to which he was interim comms chief and previously head of media at Diabetes UK, the charity which last year won the PRWeek UK Campaign of the Year Award. He has also worked in-house in local government.
Embraer brings in Douglas
Aviation, defence and security group Embraer has appointed Guy Douglas as director of corporate comms EMEA. He will be based in Amsterdam. He previously worked in Abu Dhabi for the agency Four and before that in-house for BAE Systems and Thales.
Taste's new directors
Food and drink agency Taste PR has appointed a trio of new directors as it reshuffles its leadership team. Louise Stapley joins from We Are Social as the agency's new editor, Charlotte Joseph from Spider as business director, and Ricky Davison also as a business director from Bite. They and existing director Carolanne Bradford report into managing partners Amy Thorne and Neil Whyte. The three new hires were made in late August.
Wixley to Hospice UK
Sue Wixley will join Hospice UK, a charity and the membership body for hospices across the UK, as director of comms and campaigns. Currently at charity think-tank NPC, and previously Amnesty and Oxfam, she will join at the end of the year.
Sugar, a new b2b specialist PR agency opens its doors this week in the heart of Manchester. Then agency, headed up by former RMS PR director Pete Davies, has six founding clients including an accountants office, a law firm and a property company, as well as a charity which it is working for on a pro bono basis.