Google appoints Newsnight editor as comms chief

Google has appointed BBC Newsnight editor Peter Barron as head of communications and public affairs for the UK, Ireland and Benelux regions.

Barron: leaving the BBC
Barron: leaving the BBC

The BBC man jreplace DJ Collins who recently vacated the role to become Google’s European comms director.

Collins replaced Rachel Whetstone who in turn became Google's V-P of global communications and public affairs.

Whetstone, partner of Conservative Party strategy guru Steve Hilton, will be based at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters - initially on a fixed-term six-month posting.

Barron is expected to start in September and will report to Collins.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in