NEWS: Nomura’s Coupe takes on NatWest Markets role

NatWest Markets, the investment arm of NatWest Group, has appointed an associate director and head of media relations - one of three new communications recruits.

NatWest Markets, the investment arm of NatWest Group, has appointed an

associate director and head of media relations - one of three new

communications recruits.



Denise Coupe, head of media relations for the Japanese investment firm

Nomura International, will join NatWest Market’s ten-strong corporate

communications team in July.The job reports to director of corporate

communications Patricia Hamzahee.



Hamzahee said Coupe will work with senior management to develop a media

relations programme and assist overseas branches which don’t have a

dedicated PR resource.



Coupe’s departure from Nomura is the latest in a series of changes in

that company’s communications. Paul Kafka, Nomura’s former director of

corporate communications, left in January, to be replaced by Stephen

Jolley (PR Week, 22 March)..



Other recruits to NatWest Markets’ communications team are Steve Colton,

former PR manager for NatWest Group, who has joined as media relations

manager and Carol Goodsman, from the Treasurer magazine, who started

this week as assistant manager, advertising and marketing.



Hamzahee, who arrived at NatWest Markets last summer, said the

appointments were part of an effort to hire more experienced

communications staff.



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