The move also follows the redundancy last year of Scottish Power corporate comms director Dominic Fry (PRWeek, 9 September 2005). Fry joined Tulchan at the beginning of December (PRWeek, 2 December 2005).
The arrival of Bowman, who had just completed Allied Domecq's sale to Pernod Ricard, was viewed by many in the City as an attempt by Scottish Power to find a buyer following the group's £35m restructuring plan.
Scottish Power hopes to complete the sale of its troubled US division PacifiCorp to MidAmerican Energy Holdings later this year and has already rejected a bid from German utility E.ON, which would have valued the company at £11.3bn.
Bowman has made it clear that he does not see his role as preparing Scottish Power for a sale, stating last month that he saw his job as 'to improve the performance of the assets in the business'.