Movers & Shakers: British Airways, Huawei, Lululemon, Riverside Energy and more

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Movers & Shakers: British Airways, Huawei, Lululemon, Riverside Energy and more

British Airways comms and sustainability director Louise Evans has resigned from the airline after three years.

Kekst CNC has appointed Meghan Sheehan as a director in its Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability division. She joins from Brunswick Group, where she was a director in its Business and Society group. Sheehan previously worked at Barclays, latterly as head of programmes and investing and citizenship.

Kejal Ashra-Blundell has joined Lululemon as senior manager of PR and communications for EMEA, in a maternity leave role for the next 14 months. She has previously held senior comms roles at Hilton Worldwide and Mothership Group.

Huawei is dividing responsibility for UK corporate comms between two senior figures following the departure of UK comms director Edward Brewster.

Riverside Energy – a resource management, recycling and energy recovery company – has named Ross Brown as its communications and public affairs lead. Brown joins from Hanover, where he spent four years working with energy and infrastructure clients. Previously, he worked at Weber Shandwick and Blue Communications.

WA Communications head of health Caroline Gordon has been promoted to partner, while her deputy, Dean Sowman, has been promoted to director.

Kerry Sheehan has been awarded the CIPR’s Sir Stephen Tallents Medal for exceptional achievements in the development of PR. The winner of the 2020 President’s Medal is Rachel Miller, who has provided leadership in internal communications for several years.

The global head of digital PR at Rolls-Royce, Terence Church, has joined The Blakeney Group as head of digital.

Sajjad Karim, a British MEP who was a candidate for the presidency of the European Parliament in 2014, has joined strategic communications and public affairs consultancy EurosAgency as a senior director. Karim specialises in international trade, human rights and single market regulations, including the European digital single market. He will join the consultancy’s Brussels office, led by Sloan Moreau.

Standard Life Aberdeen has appointed Katy Hetherington as global head of external comms following the exit of head of media relations James Thorneley.

Way To Blue has appointed Charlene Sharp as its head of games and interactive entertainment. Sharp worked in-house as UK PR Manager at Eidos Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and agency-side at Indigo Pearl. She also previously worked on campaigns for Disney Interactive, Sega and Atari, among others.

Prosek Partners has named Andrew Dowler, currently senior managing director at Stamford Communications, as its new London managing director. He succeeds Fiona Laffan, who is leaving to join asset management firm Intermediate Capital Group.

Civil Aviation Authority comms director Richard Stephenson has left the regulator to become chief executive of Aerotime HUB, a media title for the aviation industry.

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