High-profile comms job at M&S for Fry

Tulchan Communications consultant Dominic Fry will take on one of the highest profile comms jobs in the UK when he becomes M&S' director of comms later this month.

Fry: appointed M&S' director of comms
Fry: appointed M&S' director of comms

Replacing Flic Howard-Allen, who is joining Hill & Knowlton, Fry will oversee the retail giant’s product and corporate PR teams, as well as its government, internal and ­investor relations functions. His appointment was rev­ealed on prweek.co.uk on 27 March.

On Tuesday the media spotlight fell on M&S again as it released better than expected trading results, but executive chairman Sir Stuart Rose came under shareholder pressure to relinquish some of his power.

Fry said: ‘It is an extremely exciting job and a very exciting company. This is not an opportunity you walk past. Right now is a fabulous time to be joining the business.’

Fry will start his role on 22 April, reporting to Rose. He has been at Tulchan since 2006 and has worked closely with M&S, which retains Tulchan for ­financial comms. Before Tulchan, Fry was comms director at Scottish Power and group comms director at Sainsbury’s. He also held top comms roles at Eurotunnel and AT&T.

Howard-Allen is quitting M&S after seven years to join H&K as senior client services director.

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