LONDON—Geoff Beattie, currently chief executive of Pleon’s United Kingdom operations, is joining Cohn & Wolfe as managing director. Stephen Doherty, currently managing director of the corporate division, has been promoted to agency director of operations in addition continuing his role with the corporate team and Gladys Elia, current head of corporate communications with Bulldog Communications, is joining as managing director of the business communications and technology team.
Jonathan Shore remains as agency CEO and Caroline Page continues as deputy managing director.
Shore paid tribute to Beattie’s “work on giving the Pleon brand real clout in the U.K. market, his substantial blue chip client experience and his media insight from his time as a news and current affairs producer for the ITV network…. Geoff also has incredibly relevant experience of establishing common values within one of Europe’s most complete PR networks. As we unite the capabilities of the GCI and Cohn & Wolfe offices across Europe to become a seamless operation during 2007, his insights will be of enormous benefit.”