Countrywide appoints two managing directors

Countrywide Porter Novelli has promoted two directors to run two of its biggest UK offices.

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

arenas.



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.



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