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Senior ITN broadcast journalist Tim Singleton has been appointed director of comms for the Department for International Development (DfID).
He is currently deputy editor and director of newsgathering for ITV News and recently announced his departure from ITN after 24 years.
Portland has hired former Foreign Office employee Victoria Dean to head up its Brexit unit.
Dean joined Portland as a partner last week after almost 20 years in the diplomatic service. Her most recent posting was as British high commissioner to the Eastern Caribbean.
Porter Novelli London has appointed former AbbVie senior comms manager Matthew Foster (pictured) as director of its health and wellness practice.
Abigail Last, from Red Door, also joins Porter Novelli’s health and wellness team as an associate director, and George Hickling, Charlie Price, Jessica Greenman and Alexander Emich all join as senior account executives.
Comms consultancy to the investment industry, JPES Partners, has hired Tahmina Mannan (pictured) and Roya Abbasi to join its team as senior client manager and senior client executive, respectively.
Mannan joins from fund ratings and research firm FE Trustnet, where she headed up the PR team, and Abbasi joins from London PR agency Four Broadgate, where she worked as an account executive.