LONDON—Reuters, the global information, news and technology group, has hired former Buckingham Palace press secretary Simon Walker as director of corporate communications. He will lead a global team responsible for public relations, investor relations and internal communications activities in support of the company’s strategy and brand.
Walker, who was born in South Africa, most recently spent two years as communications secretary to the Queen, on secondment from British Airways, where he was director of communications. He was also a special advisor in the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit at No. 10 Downing Street from 1996-97, and a partner at Brunswick, the London-based communications consultancy.
He will replace Peter Thomas who will leave Reuters at the end of February 2003, after a 32-year career in a number of international roles in the company.