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Former Grayling chief Clarke joins Beattie

Alison ClarkeBeattie, the communications group, has signed former Grayling chief executive Alison Clarke (pictured) as chairman of its Only Marketing division.

Her appointment follows the recent hiring of Kevin Roberts, the former global CEO and chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi.

Mr Roberts, said: “We are building strong foundations for expansion at home and abroad and you can only achieve great things if you’ve got great people.  Alison is a fantastic addition to our team.”

Beattie Group chief executive Laurna Woods said: “We’re thrilled to have snapped up a second industry giant in the space of a month. Alison is one of the most respected PR leaders in Britain and her international reputation goes before her.”

Clarke, a former PRCA chair and CIPR president, served as CEO of Grayling UK and Ireland from 2011.

Prior to that she was Huntsworth Group business development director and Asia Pacific president of Weber Shandwick.

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