Shell International Chemicals is poised to beef up its international
public affairs function. The oil giant’s chemicals business has created
the new post of communications manager and is using head-hunters to help
fill the slot.
The recruit will report to Mark Wade, head of public affairs and
governance monitoring, and will handle issues management, internal
communications and external affairs.
Wade, who succeeded former head of public affairs and quality management
Barry North in April, said he wanted to supplement Shell Chemicals
International’s public affairs function.
‘Effective communication is an integral component of business success
and we want to be sure we are resourced adequately,’ he said.
Meanwhile, Shell Chemicals Europe is about to appoint an internal
replacement for its former public affairs manager Jenny Jones.
Jones, who managed the company’s media relations, government relations,
external publications, employee communications and marketing
communications joined the Chemical Industries Association in mid-
September as public affairs director (PR Week, 4 October).