Countrywide Porter Novelli has promoted two directors to run two of
its biggest UK offices.
Fiona Joyce and Debbie Parriss have been appointed managing directors of
London and Banbury respectively. Joyce replaces Paul Miller, who has
been promoted to a new role as company-wide MD. Former Banbury MD David
Lake has been made deputy chairman.
Joyce joined Countrywide as a graduate trainee in 1988. South
African-born Parriss joined the company in the same year. Both have
extensive experience in the chemicals and plastics industries.
Parriss has also worked in the corporate and business-to-business
Her past clients include ICI and KP Foods.
Chairman Peter Hehir said: ’The focus and ethos of our business is to
develop and keep our best people.’
Parriss said: ’Countrywide has an impeccable track record on staff
development. Hopefully I’m evidence of that.’
Lake’s role is also new in that Countrywide has not had a full time
person filling the position of deputy chairman before.
Parriss and Joyce expect to spend 50 per cent of their time working with
clients. They will also concentrate on developing new business and
managing the day-to-day operations of each office.