Citigate Dewe Rogerson director Andrew Hey has left the agency to
join recent start-up Smithfield Financial as a director.
Hey was a board director of Dewe Rogerson but was not made a director on
the ten-strong Citigate Dewe Rogerson board. He worked for Dewe Rogerson
for eleven years and handled privatisations on the international side of
the business including Deutsche Telecom and France Telecom.
His departure follows that of four senior Citigate Dewe Rogerson staff
reported in PR Week last week. Hey was escorted off Dewe Rogerson’s
premises last week but will not start at Smithfield until some time in
the New Year.
Four other Dewe Rogerson board directors do not have places on the
Citigate Dewe Rogerson board. They are Julian Walker, William Trelawny,
David Westover and Annie Nash.
Smithfield, owned by Lord Bell’s Chime Communications, was established
last month by Bell Pottinger Financial directors John Antcliffe and John
Kiely (PR Week, 4 Sept).
The appointment of Hey, who has built a reputation as a key player at
Dewe Rogerson, will add weight to Smithfield’s attempts to pursue
business outside the UK. Antcliffe, Smithfield’s chairman, said: ’We
want to develop a more international approach and Andrew’s credentials
in the equity markets are excellent.’
Smithfield clients include Enterprise Oil, Stagecoach, and the Bank of