Doyle is media director for UK Greenpeace arm

Greenpeace International has hired the first media director for its British organisation.

Greenpeace International has hired the first media director for its

British organisation.



Gerry Doyle has been appointed from the British Diabetic Association,

where she is director of PR.



Doyle joins Greenpeace’s London office on 1 July after a major

restructuring of its communications network. The central PR unit

relocated to Amsterdam last year, leaving a team of just three in

London.



Doyle replaces media manager Adam Woolf who left earlier this year. The

job has been upgraded to give the media team greater representation at

senior management level in the organisation. She has said that she will

start recruiting once she arrives, with at least one press officer set

to be added to the team.



Commenting on her brief, Doyle said: ’The environment did not feature in

the election, which was very disappointing, so I have to make sure it

gets on the agenda.’



She joins Greenpeace in the middle of a campaign against the Government

and BP, which is aimed at preventing oil extraction in Britain’s first

Atlantic oilfield, Foinaven.



The campaign began last year but Greenpeace has now contacted Prime

Minister Tony Blair over the issue. As part of its stance on reducing

the ’greenhouse effect’ Greenpeace campaigns against new fossil fuel

production, as a way to cut down on CO2 emissions.



Doyle has been at the British Diabetic Association for two years. Before

that, she was at the Children’s Society for five years, where she was PR

manager. She has also worked for Barnardo’s.



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