Your bitesize update on the latest people news and moves featured on Gorkana News this week:
Hotwire’s Brendon Craigie steps down
Hotwire’s group CEO, Brendon Craigie, announced his resignation this week as he looks to “pursue other interests”. A successor is expected to be announced in due course. In the interim, Hotwire’s global leadership team will continue to lead the business.
Finsbury teams up with Christina Mills
Finsbury’s London office has brought in SABMiller’s former group director of comms and reputation, Christina Mills, as a consulting partner. She will work through her recently founded consulting business Christina Mills Communications.
Nasima Hussain joins Promote PR as managing partner
Speed Communications’ former managing partner, Nasima Hussain, has joined sport, fitness, wellbeing and tech specialist Promote PR as managing partner. She will be responsible for the future strategic direction of the agency, which has experienced significant growth in recent months following new client wins, including Polar and British Rowing.
APC appoints corporate comms manager
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has appointed Liam O’Neill as corporate comms manager. O’Neill’s background in automotive comms includes a global technology and innovation storyteller role at Jaguar Land Rover. He has been briefed to work with APC’s existing comms team to drive the organisation’s future strategy.
Founder of Hot Tin Roof launches automated PR service
Sarah Lee, the founder of Scottish tech agency Hot Tin Roof, has launched PingGo, an automated PR service which targets start-ups and SMEs. The online new service includes a press release writing tool, media distribution and messaging services and a planner to schedule “news milestones”.