Chelsea drafts in Embassy expert

High-flying football club Chelsea has drafted in a top press man from the diplomatic service as its new head of media.

Atkins: head of media role
Atkins: head of media role

Steve Atkins, 38, is currently deputy press secretary at the British Embassy in Washington, but will relocate to London to support Chelsea's comms and public affairs director Simon Greenberg.

'Steve brings a wealth of experience from Washington in dealing with complicated issues and high-profile personalities,' said Greenberg.

Current media chief Simon Taylor will move to the newly created role of head of CSR.

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