Clarion Communications has appointed a new senior-level account director, Lynne Hughes, to drive the company’s Scotland office, which opened last year.
Hughes has both agency and client-side experience, having worked for major brands including IRN-BRU, Tennent’s Lager, Vimto Soft Drinks, The Great Run Company and Scottish Government.
She also did a nine-year spell on the former Strathclyde Police news desk, which saw her involved in some of the country’s most high-profile incidents, including the 2007 Glasgow Airport terrorist attack.
At Clarion, Hughes has been briefed to play a leading role in agency operations in Scotland.
She will work closely with the business development team to develop Clarion’s existing portfolio, which includes Edinburgh-based firm Genius, Aldi, Unilever, Jägermeister and Nectar.
Amanda Meyrick , Clarion CEO, said: “We are thrilled to have Lynne on board to spearhead the Scotland office. She is a well-known face in the industry and having worked across some of the country’s biggest and most high-profile brands, brings a wealth of experience to the company.
“Her local knowledge backed by the expertise of the London team is a great asset, and we are confident that we can make a really positive contribution to Scottish business.”