Think-tank PRO to join Ofsted

Schools watchdog Ofsted has appointed the top PRO at the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) to oversee its communications.

Victoria O'Byrne has been appointed as the education inspector's head of comms, after two years as director of external affairs at IPPR. She will start on 3 March and lead a team of 30, reporting to director of corporate services Lorraine Langham.

Previously, O'Byrne was director of corporate communications at the Labour Party.

Meanwhile IPPR media manager Richard Darlington has been appointed director of comms at Creative Partnerships.

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