AZ media head to join BG Group

Gas firm BG Group has poached AstraZeneca's (AZ) media relations manager to fill its own head of media relations role.

Edel McCaffrey will join the company in mid-April, reporting to group director of comms Matt Peacock.

'BG Group is growing rapidly and is one of the most dynamic companies in a complex sector,' said McCaffrey.

She has been based at the company's corporate headquarters for over four years, working on protecting its external reputation. She currently reports to AZ V-P group corporate comms Caroline Hempstead.

Before joining AZ's corporate affairs department, McCaffrey was based in its UK marketing company for three years.

Previously, she spent two years as a consultant at PR agency GCI Group.

McCaffrey's departure follows the exit of AZ's top communicator Sally Sykes to join Johnson & Johnson earlier this month (PRWeek, 8 February ).

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