Greenpeace International has appointed Jonathan Wootliff as its new
communications director following a year-long search.
Wootliff, 40, will head a team of 22 from the organisation’s
international headquarters in Amsterdam.
He will be responsible for looking after the overall image of Greenpeace
and will work with the organisation’s 32 offices throughout the world to
maximise the media exposure of Greenpeace’s campaigns and actions.
Wootliff said: ’Greenpeace has become a major global force in the fight
against environmental injustice thanks to its major commitment to
’My contribution is to help to ensure that the invaluable work of
Greenpeace remains high on the media agenda,’ he added.
Wootliff comes from a consultancy background having worked with Hill and
Knowlton and Fleishman-Hillard and most recently as an independent
The post of communications director has been vacant since the
organisation’s communications unit relocated from London to Amsterdam
last August. The former London-based director of communications Richard
Titchen preferred not to relocate and resigned at the time of the
Two other Greenpeace figures have filled the communications role on a
temporary basis in the interim period: human resources director
Gabrielle Lauermann and then special projects director Brian Fitzgerald
(PR Week, 14 March).