Wootliff to steer Greenpeace communications

Greenpeace International has appointed Jonathan Wootliff as its new communications director following a year-long search.

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

communications.



’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

consultant.



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

move.



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).



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