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
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
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
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
The FSA currently uses Citigate Westminster to handle PR and public
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.