The Department for Education and Employment has appointed two
senior staff to oversee PR. Peter Wanless, former head of policy at the
Treasury’s Private Finance task force, joins as strategy and
Julia Simpson, previously assistant chief executive for quality and
communications at Camden London Borough Council, is now official
spokesperson to Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett. As
head of news, Simpson will take control of media relations.
Wanless will oversee press, publicity, speeches, briefing and long-term