Chris Geoghegan, the father of sacked Bell Pottinger partner Victoria Geoghegan, has stepped down from a role at Rentokil after The Times said that he had profited from introducing the agency to its controversial client Oakbay. Geoghegan was already known to have played a role in introducing the Gupta family and its Oakbay conglomerate to Bell Pottinger - although he was not employed by the agency.
KPMG has offered to make millions of pounds worth of charity donations as the boss of its South African business resigned following an internal investigation into its work with Oakbay, the controversial client who has led to the downfall of Bell Pottinger. KPMG announced today that it had concluded an investigation into its longstanding work for the Gupta family, the owners of the Oakbay conglomerate, and a project for the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
Barber, who joined the association in 2010 from Visa Europe, is now global head of corporate comms at Japan-based agency group Dentsu Aegis. Dominic Shales, who left the agency Lexis when it merged into Text100 in June, has since been acting as interim comms director. Bourn will join the association, reporting to chief executive Stephen Woodford, on 3 October. He sits alongside three other directors including director of public affairs Sue Eustace, who has been with the organisation for 14 years.
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Selecting a term
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