Henkel, the company behind well-known brands such as Pritt, Sellotape, Loctite, Right Guard and Schwarzkopf, has appointed Carole Scott as head of corporate communications for the UK, Ireland and the Nordic Region.
Scott brings more than 20 years of communications experience to the role, and was previously the director of external relations and media at The Oxford Martin School, a research and policy unit within the University of Oxford.
Previously, she had been a director at PR consultancy, Bottle.
In her new role, Scott will deliver the reputational elements of Henkel’s upcoming four-year strategic priorities which will be announced next week.
She will work closely with Henkel’s UK & Ireland president, Liam Murphy, and with the company’s three business units (Beauty Care, Laundry & Home Care and Adhesives) to both increase Henkel’s profile as an employer, and as a leader in sustainability.
Scott said: “With a new four-year strategic cycle launching later this month, it’s a fantastic time to join. In the UK, our brands are famous, but the company name is less well known.
“To continue attracting the best sales, marketing and technical talent to the company, I need to focus on raising the profile of Henkel, building on the strength of our brands and track record in product innovation and sustainability. It’s a great challenge.”
Scott will also be responsible for the company’s internal communications across multiple sites in Ireland, the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.