Alan Preece, corporate communications manager at brewer
Carlsberg-Tetley, has resigned just two months after starting work with
Preece said he had left for personal reasons, and is now negotiating to
take a job elsewhere. He is understood to have been unhappy with his
post at Carlsberg-Tetley. ’It’s not what I wanted to be doing at this
particular time,’ he said. The company said that his departure had been
Commercial director Colin Povey is now responsible for public relations
and Carlsberg-Tetley’s corporate, business-to-business and consumer PR
agency, Scope Ketchum, now reports to him.
Povey is reviewing the PR function, but would not reveal whether the
company intends to appoint a replacement for Preece.
Preece joined Carlsberg-Tetley from the University of East Anglia where
he was communications director, in May.
At Carlsberg-Tetley, he was responsible for external and internal
communications and was to build the company’s first central corporate
His appointment followed that of Doug Clydesdale as marketing director
in January. The company underwent a management restructuring earlier
this year after its proposed merger with Bass Brewers was rejected by
Margaret Beckett, President of the Board of Trade.
Preece was charged with focusing on internal communications as the
brewer concentrated on key brands and closed or sold three breweries.