The New Opportunities Fund, a new distribution body for Lottery
cash, has created the role of communications head. The appointee, who
has yet to be recruited, will be in charge of all aspects of press,
marketing and publicity. He or she will report to policy and external
relations director Vanessa Potter, and will decide on the ultimate
structure of the communications team. The four-strong team, currently
headed by senior press officer Sally Haythornthwaite, is likely to be
increased by a further two or three people.