In an email to industry hacks, Smith said she had 'decided to pursue a life less based around the construction of a well-known phrase or saying that incorporates simple definitions of IP-VPN'. Had Smith's fearless PR visor slipped to reveal what she truly felt about C&W's techy message?
Not a bit of it, asserts Smith. The comment was just an industry jape among friends. 'What you often do if you leave a role is joke about the products,' she says. There should be plenty of laughs during the handover to Energis chief Clare Waters.