PR posts at FSA filled internally

The Financial Services Authority has announced that four internal candidates will fill its second tier communications jobs ahead of the full merger of the nine self-regulatory authorities which will form the super-regulator.

The Financial Services Authority has announced that four internal

candidates will fill its second tier communications jobs ahead of the

full merger of the nine self-regulatory authorities which will form the

super-regulator.



Following the appointment of Philip Robinson as director of

communications last December, Judy Delaforce becomes head of media

relations. She was previously head of communications at the Investment

Management Regulatory Organisation. Sarah Modlock, head of PR at the

Personal Investment Authority (PIA) will also join Delaforce’s team.



Vernon Everitt, currently EMU project manager at the Bank of England,

becomes head of internal communications. Securities and Investment Board

press officer Christopher Boyce becomes head of public affairs and

accountability.



David Jones, head of communications at the Securities and Futures

Authority has been appointed as head of marketing and publications.



External candidates were not considered. Delaforce said: ’As is usual

with jobs at the regulatory bodies it’s a case of finding suitable

candidates internally.’



The four appointees will take their places at the FSA’s new offices in

Docklands at the end of May as it centralises its support functions.

However, the full regulatory powers of three of the nine bodies: IMRO,

the SFA and the PIA will not be transferred to the FSA until the end of

1999.



The FSA currently uses Citigate Westminster to handle PR and public

affairs.



The SFA used Fishburn Hedges but parted company last year following the

Chancellor’s announcement that the FSA would be formed. IMRO uses

Randall’s for parliamentary monitoring and financial agency Positive

Profile on occasional project work.



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