Centrica, the former supply arm of British Gas, has briefed
headhunters CCG Ward Howell to seek a two-year replacement for Simon
Lewis, the company’s director of corporate affairs who is being seconded
to Buckingham Palace as communications secretary in September. The post
reports to Centrica chief executive Roy Gardner and oversees 15 people
covering media relations, internal communications, community relations
and public affairs. Lewis has held the post since 1996 and is expected
to return to it in 2000.