LogicaCMG lures Lewis's Fisk for media relations

IT services giant Logica­CMG has recruited Lewis PR partner Louise Fisk (née Metcalfe) to boost its corp­orate media team.

Fisk started last week as corporate media relations manager at London-based LogicaCMG. She is part of an eight-strong UK comms team, reporting to director of corporate comms Caroline Esser.

Esser was promoted to her role in April to replace Nicola Ainger, who left last year to freelance (PRWeek, 20 Oct 2005).

Fisk leaves Lewis after more than seven years. At the tech specialist she was head of Octane, the division established four years ago to allow the agency to manage client conflicts.

Octane is being run as MD by Nick Leonard, who moves from his position as V-P of strategy for the Lewis group, and newly promoted head of operations Kelly Hall.

‘Kelly will be looking after the day-to-day running of the business and I will be responsible for growth - we are planning to increase business by at least 25 per cent over the next year,' Leonard told PRWeek.

Fisk began her career at Brodeur (now Pleon). She ran 14-strong Octane for four years, looking after clients such as BT and digital photo firm BonusPrint.

‘This is my first in-house job after many years in PR. I worked very closely with BT at Octane and that got me interested in in-house work,' said Fisk.

In her new role she will be responsible for implementing a consistent corporate comms strategy internationally for Logica­CMG. The UK-based firm has doubled in size over the past year after acquiring French company Unilog for £619m and Swedish rival WM Data for £882m.  The deals strengthen its position in markets such as France, Germany and the Netherlands, and makes it one of the top 20 IT services companies in the world.

LogicaCMG retains Citigate Dewe Rogerson for financial comms and Tri­media for UK B2B work.

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