NEWS: Coe leaves King’s to further cancer cause

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), has recruited King’s College public relations head Chris Coe as its first head of corporate communications.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), has recruited King’s College

public relations head Chris Coe as its first head of corporate

communications.



Coe, aged 38, is based at the London headquarters of the international

charity which is dedicated to educating the public about the link

between diet and cancer.



Reporting to WCRF chief executive Marilyn Gentry, Coe’s brief is to

manage media relations and corporate affairs for the charity - which

has, until now, had no dedicated public relations staff.



He will also work together with Countrywide Communications and lobbying

firm GPC Connect on the worldwide launch of the WCRF Diet Nutrition and

Cancer Report, which is due for publication next May. (PR Week, 20

September).



Coe spent six years as head of corporate communications at King’s

College Hospital.



He has been replaced by Nick Samuels, former head of communications at

the professional association of NHS managers, the Institute of Health

Service Management.



Commenting on his new appointment, Coe said: ‘This is a very exciting

post with an organisation which, until now, has always kept a relatively

low profile.’



The WCRF, which also funds research projects and educational programmes,

was formed in 1990 and now has over 300,000 supporters. It is affiliated

with the US Institute of Cancer Research.



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