OPINION: My Best Hire

Locksley Ryan, MD of group comms at Transport for London, on the very capable Anita Scott

'I hired Anita when I was communications director at TSB in the early 1990s. We were trying to change perceptions surrounding the bank quite radically - in particular its products and services.

'She came up to Birmingham as head of press and PR: it was a tiny department, but she got us some fantastic coverage. Anita was capable and strong.

She was more than equal to some pretty arrogant marketing people, and managed to get coverage for even "yet anot her cheque account" stories.

'Overall, I'd have to say she was a bit special - fun to work with, but hard-working.

'Anita moved on to Brunswick after I moved on to British Aerospace.'

Anita Scott is now a partner in Brunswick Group.

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