Arun Sudhaman 18 Sep 2012 // 11:00PM GMT
LONDON--Good Relations CEO Teresa-Anne Dunleavy is shifting to a new role at parent company Chime Communications, as the PR group unveils its new management lineup
Dunleavy, who has led Good Relations for five years, is taking on a business development position, reporting directly to Chime CEO Christopher Satterthwaite.
Good Relations chairman Kevin Murray confirmed the development while unveiling the group's new board. Good Relations now functions as Chime's public relations offering, following the MBO of Bell Pottinger earlier this year.
In addition to Murray, the board features former Good Relations North MD Chris Warham, who is promoted to the role of chief operating officer.
Richard Moss, previously director of Good Relations Consumer and Business Brands, becomes MD of the same unit.
The board also includes inEvidence MD Robin Hamilton; Harvard MD Louie St Claire; and, Corporate Citizenship MD Karin Laljani - all of whom continue in their current positions.
There are also new board roles for a number of other executives. Pete Digger, the AstraZeneca government relations head who will soon become MD of Good Relations Political. Zoe Ensor is promoted to MD of Good Relations Regional. Former Marketing Week editor Mark Choueke, who joined Bell Pottinger at the start of this year, has been named new business director.
Amelia Torode, the ex-VCCP strategy head who has recently held an innovation role at Chime, also joins to lead digital and innovation. Former Sans Frontieres client lead Simon Jones has been named client service director, while Mark Lyne is appointed finance director.
In addition, Chime commercial director Nick Taylor joins the Good Relations Group board to drive acquisition strategy and oversee international offices; Chime Ventures head Ian Priest also joins to support startup businesses.
"We are rapidly developing a business focused on helping clients build trusted brands," said Murray. "This board will drive rapid growth and excellent client service. This is an extraordinary array of talent to be able bring to what I see as a grown up start up, and I look forward to working with them all."