Sheila Thompson has joined Brown Lloyd James, two months after
leaving her post as the Lord Chancellor’s head of information, which she
had held for seven years.
Thompson will be the agency’s first senior account executive, reporting
directly to London-based directors Howell James and Sir Nicholas
Lloyd and James have not yet decided which accounts Thompson will work
on. Their clients include Harper Collins, Ford, the Welsh National
Opera, production company London Films, entertainment company the Really
Useful Group and British Telecom.
James said: ’Sheila will supplement our work at a senior level. I would
hope she will involve herself in a wide range of clients. She is
extremely well connected in the media and has a strategic approach to
Thompson left the Lord Chancellor’s department shortly after being
supplanted as the most senior PR officer by Downing Street deputy press
secretary Allan Percival. Percival was made communications director.
Thompson was the ninth departmental head of PR to quit since the Labour
Before joining the Lord Chancellor’s department, Thompson worked as
deputy chief press officer at the Ministry of Defence for seven years
and the Central Office of Information for two years. She also worked for
publishing house Blond and Briggs from 1971 to 1981.