Middlesbrough Council PR officer Michael Clark has been promoted to
the new post of head of communications for the council. He will oversee
a three-strong press and PR team and report to the council’s managing
director John Foster. Clark joined Middlesbrough seven years ago as
assistant information officer and was previously a local journalist. The
council’s PR remit has been broadened following the merger of
Middlesbrough county and borough councils two years ago.