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Forster Communications has appointed John Grounds as its new chair, replacing founder Jilly Forster, who launched the agency 20 years ago. Forster will take on a new role to provide strategic advice to the agency board.
Creative agency M&C Saatchi has hired PLMR director Ros Trinick. She is reportedly leading on its Home Office counter-extremism brief.
Trinick joined political lobbying and media relations agency PLMR in 2010 as an account executive, and was promoted to the PLMR Board as a director in 2015.
Havas PR has enhanced its senior team with the promotions of Paul Hadfield to creative director and Claire Quansah to operations director.
Hadfield joined Havas PR, which is part of Havas Group, in 2013 from TUI UK, where he was a senior press officer for its Thomson and First Choice brands.
Chris Parr, former private secretary to Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, has joined strategic comms consultancy Madano to lead its built environment and professional services offering as a director.
Parr, who has more than 16 years’ experience in politics, property and planning, joins Madano from Cascade Communications, which he helped establish in January 2011.
GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, has hired Change.org’s John Coventry to lead its UK comms activity as the company sets its sights on European expansion.