Mobile telecoms company Orange is looking for a new head of PR and
marketing communications following Mark Humphrey’s departure to form his
Humphrey, 38, who reported to Orange group marketing director Lisa
Gernon, led a 20-strong team covering press relations and PR,
sponsorship, exhibitions and events, customer and marketing
communications and sales promotion.
He left Orange officially on July 31, having spent the preceding two
months on sick leave.
Gernon confirmed that the company was searching for a successor to
Humphrey but declined to predict when itwould be appointing.
She added that she did not foresee any change in Orange’s agency line
up. The company currently uses Paragon Communications, for business-to-
business and consumer PR; Dewe Rogerson for financial PR and some
investor relations, and Lowe Bell Political for support on political and
Humphrey said his new business, the Hertfordshire-based Osiris
Consultancy, would concentrate on corporate communications and PR but
will also give mobile telecommunications advice.
Humphrey joined the Orange group in 1992, when it was under its pre-
flotation name of Hutchison Telecommunications UK, as senior marketing
manager, before being promoted to department head two years later. He
was formerly with Philips Telecom and BT Mobile Communications.