Peter Sanguinetti, British Gas’ director of corporate affairs and the
man who ran its PR operation throughout the rows over fat cat directors
and job cuts, is to move into the voluntary sector.
He is being seconded to join the Prince’s Trust Volunteers - a scheme to
provide places on community projects for 16 to 25-year olds - as
director of fundraising from 1 July.
Launched by the Prince of Wales in 1990, the PTV has just announced a
massive expansion of its programme to reach 25,000 young people a year
by the year 2000 at an estimated cost of some pounds 25 million.
The move provides a neat solution to a thorny problem. Sanguinetti’s
future has been the subject of speculation since the arrival of John
Wybrew as board director of strategic planning, corporate affairs and
group marketing in April.
The company is due to split into two next spring and Sanguinetti’s job
will, in effect, disappear. Wybrew himself is widely tipped to take the
top corporate affairs post at TransCo - which will manage the
exploration and production side of BG’s operations.