This week’s top people news

Your bitesize update on the latest People News and Moves featured on Gorkana this week:

Dave Roberts Trailer Park 3Engine has brought in Dave Roberts from M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment to lead the UK arm of its content and entertainment marketing agency, Trailer Park.

Roberts will be responsible for expanding Trailer Park’s London offering and will report to Engine’s group MD, Simon Peck.

Iredale Iredale 2Communications has named industry veteran Brian MacLaurin as chairman and appointed Anna Hodgekiss (pictured), MailOnline’s former health editor, as a consultant.

The agency has also recruited Nicola Renshaw to take on the role of client services director.

Andy Poole, former deputyKate Mac 2 managing partner at Weber Shandwick, and Kate Macnamara (pictured), comms manager at Goodyear Dunlop, are to join Citypress as director and associate director, respectively.

Poole has been at Weber Shandwick for 12 years, where he headed up its corporate PR team. Macnamara is currently UK and Ireland comms manager at Goodyear Dunlop.

Britta Heer 2LEWIS has appointed Britta Heer, former MD and chief digital officer at Achtung, to lead its new office in Hamburg.

This is LEWIS’ fourth German office. It launched in the country in 1997, and has successfully expanded from Munich to Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.

David Leslie D Leslie 2and Sam Barnett have joined Pagefield as consultants.

Leslie (pictured) has spent the past five years at international corporate, financial and political comms consultancy New Century Media. Barnett joins the agency from Bell Pottinger’s corporate and brand team, where he spent two years.

JFL 2Comms recruitment consultancy JFL Search & Selection has promoted Carolyn Kirkwood, who first joined the business in 2006, to deputy MD.

She will continue to work with UK and European PR consultancies, as well as a range of client-side organisations, to recruit positions across the comms and public affairs industry.

Abchurch has boosted its life sciences, pharmaceutical and biotechnology offer with the Abchurch 2recruitment of Dr Jenny Lee as a consultant.

Dr Lee has gained first-hand medical knowledge during a year as an intern doctor in Singapore, which included daily analysis of clinical and laboratory results.


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