Nick Gammage will start as director of communications at the environmental quango on 17 September, reporting to chief executive Liz Goodwin.
Gammage was director of communications for the London Stock Exchange from 2001 to 2003. He has also held a number of senior communications posts in Whitehall and has been director of communications at the telecoms regulator Oftel. Most recently, he has been director of corporate comms at Monitor, an independent regulator of NHS foundation trusts.
He replaces Gareth Lloyd who left earlier in the year to join the BBC as head of PR for the nations and regions.
Gammage said: ‘WRAP is at the forefront of the drive to tackle climate change through its resource efficiency agenda.’
He joins as the quango is about to review its comms roster, seeking tenders for all its core areas, including PR and marketing.
WRAP has said that many of the agencies that are currently on its roster – including 3 Monkeys, Grayling, Proteus and Ptarmigan – will be included in the 12 September repitch.
The successful agencies will compete for a portfolio of business, including the £18m brief for the Recycle Now campaign.