Davies leaves Liverpool for Tower Hamlets post

Peter Davies, head of PR and Information Services at Liverpool City Council, has joined the London Borough of Tower Hamlets as head of media and public relations.

Peter Davies, head of PR and Information Services at Liverpool City

Council, has joined the London Borough of Tower Hamlets as head of media

and public relations.



Davies will oversee a department of 15 at Tower Hamlets and reports to

chief executive Sylvie Pierce. He replaces Tony O’Regan, who left last

year to become a freelance PR consultant.



Davies said: ’As well as having some of the worst inner city social

exclusion problems Tower Hamlets has also got the Isle of Dogs and

Canary Wharf and an explosion of inward investment. The challenge is to

communicate and build bridges between the business community and the

local community.’



The council serves a population of 160,000 and has taken back

responsibility for development in Docklands from the London Docklands

Development Corporation which winds up at the end of this month.



At Liverpool, Davies oversaw a department of 20 and reported and was

responsible for PR, promotions, the press office, graphic design and

advertising.



His replacement has not yet been appointed. He reported to Ian Jones,

personnel and administration director.



He joined Liverpool in 1993 from a weekly freesheet, the Liverpool Star,

which he launched and edited. Davies’ first few months at Liverpool

council were eventful. He joined soon after the murder of James Bulger.

The two boys later convicted, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, were

being cared for by the council’s social services staff after being

charged.



Davies’ last major PR challenge was the evacuation last April of 60,000

people from the Grand National at Aintree after a bomb scare.



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