NEWS: Jones departs Shell for CIA job

Jenny Jones has joined the Chemical Industries Association as public affairs director following a rejig of the trade body’s communications function.

Jenny Jones has joined the Chemical Industries Association as public

affairs director following a rejig of the trade body’s communications

function.



Jones, formerly Shell Chemicals Europe’s public affairs manager, joined

the 200- member CIA in mid-September. At the association, she heads up a

12-strong directorate, incorporating UK and European government and

institutional relations, media relations and business news, and

community relations and communications.



Jones spent eight months in her previous post, where she managed Shell

Chemicals Europe’s media relations, government relations, marketing

communications, external publications and employee communications. She

first joined the oil giant in 1987, and held several posts, including

those of public affairs manager of Shell Chemicals UK and Shell UK’s

manager of environmental programmes.



Jones stressed that the creation of the new directorate reflected a

determination to improve public understanding of the benefits of the

chemical industry.



She said the CIA, which currently does not retain a PR or public affairs

agency, was unlikely to take on a full-time agency, although she did not

rule out ad hoc appointments.



‘It is possible that we may use an agency on a project basis,’ she said.



Shell Chemicals Europe has not yet announced Jones’ replacement.



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