Smith takes account of Audit Commission’s PR

The Audit Commission has appointed its first full time head of communications to raise the profile of the organisation among the general public.

The Audit Commission has appointed its first full time head of

communications to raise the profile of the organisation among the

general public.



Dr Stuart Smith has been brought in from 3M where he was manager of

corporate communications and marketing communications.



He has been charged with gaining greater recognition of the Audit

Commission for the role it performs scrutinising public expenditure.



’People working within the public sector are aware of the job the Audit

Commission does in accounting for the way money is spent within

government and local authorities,’ said Smith.



’But outside of this audience, the organisation is not as well

understood. I want to emphasise the partnership approach we take with

the Government and prompt wider debate about statutory responsibility,’

he added.



The Audit Commission’s PR effort has until now been headed by associate

director Vanessa Couchman, who took on the remit as a part of her

general management role.



Couchman took on agencies Westminster Communications and Regester

Larkin, which the Commission continues to work with.



At 3M, Smith’s job has now been split into two. The corporate

communications role will be filled by Tony Bellis, who has moved

internally.



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