Media moves

Ex-Standard Life comms chief switches to Tesco Bank

Barry Cameron

New life: Barry Cameron now at Tesco Bank

Barry Cameron, a former head of comms at Standard Life, has been hired by Tesco Bank as head of media relations and public affairs.

His appointment on a fixed-term contract comes weeks after Chris Sibbald left to join Finsbury in London, though Mr Cameron’s role is not as a straight replacement. He reports to Dave Shaw, director of marketing and customer strategy.

He spent 18 years at Standard Life and left in January this year after the sale of Standard Life Assurance to Phoenix.

He was among a number of departures from the communications team following the merger of Standard Life with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017. Since leaving Phoenix he has spent some time working with Aberdeen-based Aspect Reputation Management.

He said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join the Tesco Bank team.  The Tesco brand is one of the most recognisable in the UK and I’m looking forward to supporting the business with its plans for 2020.”

Dannielle McAllister has left Clark Communications after two years to join the Standard Life Aberdeen press office.

Edinburgh PR agency Hot Tin Roof has hired Annie Diamond from Muckle Media as a director.

Ms Diamond has 18 years experience and worked on campaigns for companies such as Glenmorangie and Samsung.

She continues to act as a consultant to Heriot-Watt University, most recently delivering a global campaign highlighting a scientific breakthrough in ultrasound imaging.

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