Shell International is expanding its external affairs department even
further with the appoinment of two new advisers.
Andrew Whyte, previously deputy director of corporate affairs at News
International, joined the oil giant on Monday this week. He will be
joined from 2 September by Michael McGarry who will also act as an
adviser. Both will report to Shell International’s head of external
affairs Karen de Segundo.
Their recruitment, which brings the total number of external affairs
staff to nine, comes just a week after it was revealed that Price
Waterhouse’s head of media relations Mike Hogan is to join the company
as de Segundo’s number two in August (PR Week, 12 July).
Late last month Shell International hired Tom Henderson, former vice
president, corporate affairs at Waste Management International, as a
Shell International’s head of media relations Eric Nickson declined to
comment on suggestions that Shell International was beefing up its
communications resources in order to cope with increasing criticisms of
its operations in Nigeria.