Islington Council’s PR chief Jennifer Powell is leaving, days after
the council’s chief executive appointed Westminster Strategy to review
the future of its press and PR function and provide it with in-house
Westminster Strategy already works for Islington’s education service,
which has spent the last few weeks fire-fighting hostile reports about a
damning review by education regulator Ofsted (PR Week, 14 May). The
agency has now been tasked with communicating a resulting shake-up of
Its brief involves communications strategy, including determining the
future shape of Islington’s press and PR office, and helping the council
implement its PR on site. WS consultants Anne Wallace and Anne Thomas
will be seconded to Islington’s offices on a part-time basis.
WS deputy managing director Mike Lee is leading the account, reporting
directly to Islington CEO, Leisha Fullick.
Powell joined Islington Council three years ago as communications
manager and was promoted to information and customer services head -
which covers communication and marketing - over a year ago. She leaves
the council at the end of next week to join management consultancy
Towers Perrin as a communications consultant.