Former Porter Novelli deputy MD Teresa-Anne Dunleavy has resurfaced at the agency, part of the Bell Pottinger Group, after six months out of the industry.
She takes day-to-day control of a 35-strong team shorn of a director and six staff (PRWeek, 4 May). Her hire sees current MD Ann Fossey move to become chairman.
‘After 10 years at Porter Novelli, I wanted to do something new and run my own show,’ said Dunleavy.
‘I’ve been speaking to [Chime chair] Lord Bell and [Bell Pottinger Group chair] Kevin Murray for over a year about joining up.’