NEWS: Shell seeks international public affairs expert

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.

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).



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