Humphreys quits C4 News for new PR job at Camelot

Channel 4 News press manager Dan Humphreys has quit and is understood to be heading to Lotto organiser Camelot to claim a newly created senior-level PR role.

Humphreys – who will leave C4 News at the end of next week – will be replaced on an interim basis by freelance Katie Perrior.

At Camelot, Humphreys will be reunited with Mark Gallagher, who quit his role as public affairs director at ITN – which produces Channel 4 News – to join Camelot in the newly created role of corporate affairs director in December last year (PRWeek, 13 December 2002).

Channel 4 News deputy editor Martin Fewell, to whom Humphreys reported, said a recruitment process was under way for a permanent replacement for Humphreys.

Humphreys is likely to be the first of a series of hires to the Camelot comms team, which is being restructured by Gallagher. Gallagher is expected to reveal more details of the shake-up in the coming weeks.

Gallagher – who started at Camelot in February – was succeeded at ITN by Sophie Jones.

Neither Gallagher nor Humphreys were available for comment as PRWeek went to press.

* The Joint Promotional Unit – set up to promote the extent to which Lottery cash is given to ‘good causes’ – is on the hunt for its own comms boss. The unit was set up by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, in conjunction with Camelot and the 16 bodies that distribute Lotto cash.

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