Thompson joins Brown Lloyd James

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.

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.



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

issues management.’



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

election victory.



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.



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