LONDON—Ian Barber, former head of public relations for Barclaycard, has joined Good Relations as a director leading the corporate and consumer teams. Barber has spent the last six years at Barclaycard handling media relations during a period of intense media and political scrutiny including a Treasury select committee into rising debt, the Office of Fair Trading intervention into bank charges, and a competition commission inquiry into the payment protection insurance market.
Barber previously reported to Good Relations managing director T.A. Dunleavy, at global agency Porter Novelli, where they worked together on the campaign that helped Toyota win the European Car of the Year award.
Also joining as director is Neil Foster, most recently with the DDB Group in Australia. Prior to moving to Australia, Foster held an in-house communications role at Yahoo and agency roles with Fuse PR and Bite in London.