As we return from our Easter breaks it seems like a good chance to
catch up with those who have even more time on their hands - the PR
people currently on gardening leave.
Alan Ogden, former communications director of merged bank UBS, at time
of going to press was facing up to finding a new job on a jaunt around
Eastern Europe, something an ex-colleague says he’d planned to do for
some time. The jaunt, that is.
While ex-Edelman head Abel Hadden plans to spend the summer taking in as
much tennis and football as possible, he’s also planned a trip
However, his sounds a little more arduous than Ogden’s - Hadden will
spend two weeks in July with Raleigh International building walls and
new homes in the sweltering heat of Belize.
Andrew Nicolls former director of Ludgate Communications who left in
January (PR Week, 23 Jan), is still doing the odd stint at Ludgate as
well as a few mundane things outside PR. ’I’ve got a few friends who are
setting companies up and am helping them,’ he tells me.
The experience should be useful when Nicolls, Gay Collins, Shona
Prendergast, and Louise Hatch launch their own agency in coming months.