Esther Kaposi, who has been leading the communications task force
during the Cable and Wireless Communications merger, is leaving her job
and is not applying for the post as head of corporate communications at
the merged company.
Kaposi confirmed she was leaving at the end of the week, and that she
was ’considering a number of options’ before deciding on her next
She was appointed as PR and corporate affairs manager at Mercury a year
ago and has headed up the CWC communications task force since October
’I handled internal and external communications for the first four-way
corporate merger in history. I have learnt a lot from the experience but
it is a good time to move on,’ said Kaposi.
CWC marketing director Ruth Blakemore said she was ’disappointed’ that
Kaposi had not applied for the corporate communications role.
’Esther chose to take the view that she valued the scope of her role
rather than the size of the company,’ said Blakemore. ’The scope of the
new role is smaller and excludes sponsorship and internal
Blakemore hopes to recruit the corporate communications director over
the next month.
Once the new person is on board Blakemore said there would be a review
of PR agencies on the roster, and internal appointments for existing
communications staff from the merged companies would be confirmed.