Safeway is to lose its director of corporate affairs, Teresa Wickham.
She will quit the job after six years with the company in November in
order to ‘broaden her business interests’ but will continue to work for
the UK’s third biggest supermarket on a consultancy basis.
Reporting to director of communications Dr Kevin Hawkins, Wickham’s
current remit covers consumer and corporate PR, community relations,
shows and events and the press office. Public affairs is managed by
Wickham’s opposite number Bill Hamilton.
Wickham’s main task has been to represent Safeway and raise the
supermarket’s profile. She is a regular TV and radio commentator on
supermarket and agricultural issues.
Safeway, which has a total communications staff of 30, has not begun
searching for a replacement.