International News in Brief (February 12, 2007)
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International News in Brief (February 12, 2007)

Regester Larkin has added three new consultants to its team. Katherine Williscroft has joined from Shell International, where she was external affairs advisor, most recently involved in devising the company’s flu pandemic response plan.

Paul Holmes

LONDON—Regester Larkin has added three new consultants to its team. Katherine Williscroft has joined from Shell International, where she was external affairs advisor, most recently involved in devising the company’s flu pandemic response plan. At Regester Larkin, she will work across sectors including oil, gas and chemicals, and food, retail and consumer goods. Mark Hamilton joined Regester Larkin from a public affairs consultancy, and has worked with clients including United Parcel Services and Philip Morris and was also an advisor to Adam Afriyie MP. Nathaniel Davies has previously worked with clients including BT, Disney, General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Carlsberg.

LONDON—GCI London is offering two new specialized PR services for existing clients and prospects. A new Digital Media service will help businesses make sense out of the rapidly changing digital world and work out how to manage their reputations online. And a sponsorship and partnership offering will provide a full spectrum of services ranging from strategic partnership advice through to full sponsorship activation.  The digital media service will be led by Steve Parker, associate director. The sponsorship and partnership offering will be led by Ben Padfield, associate director.

BANGKOK—Ken Hong has been appointed managing director of Weber Shandwick’s Thailand office. Hong joins Weber Shandwick from Manning, Selvage & Lee where he served as director and regional account director for five years and worked in Shanghai and most recently, as head of the agency’s Hong Kong operations.

TORONTO—Tonie Chaltas has been appointed to the newly-created position of chief integration officer at Hill & Knowlton Canada, responsible for ensuring practices and services across the firm’s offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, and its network of partners continue to work together in support of the firm’s best teams philosophy. Chaltas will also continue as national service leader, public affairs.

LONDON—Kaizo has hired technology public relations specialist Lena Ahmed, a 10-year veteran of Pleon’s U.K. operation (formerly Brodeur Worldwide) as joint head of the firm’s technology team, where she will work alongside Richard Cook and report to CEO Crispin Manners. She will focus on growing the technology business, targeting clients seeking pan-European support.

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