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New role for media chief

McPherson swaps council comms for Co-op

Lesley McPhersonLesley McPherson has left her role as head of communications at Edinburgh City Council to take up a new position with the Co-operative Bank.

She will become director of communications for the Manchester-based lender.

Ms McPherson, a former comms officer at life and pensions company Aegon, where she worked for 12 years, joined the council in July 2013. She had a spell in London working for the Association of British Insurers.

At the city council she was tasked with leading the communications team, covering media relations and communications with local residents and key stakeholders.

She began her career at Glasgow City Council.

Mike Pinkerton is in temporary charge of the Edinburgh council media team pending a full-time replacement being appointed.



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