The appointment follows the decision of Rolls-Royce’s director of corporate affairs Peter Morgan to leave the group after eight years.
Wyld will have the same job title as Morgan, but the role will be enhanced.
Warren East, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, said: “Realising our ambition to become a highly trusted, more resilient company will require further business transformation, alongside cultural and behavioural changes, and I am delighted to welcome Barney to help us as we continue on this journey.”
At Network Rail, Wyld is responsible for all internal and external communications, public affairs and community contact and relations. He was previously global vice-president, communications, at Unilever.
Ben Story, strategic marketing director at Rolls-Royce, added: “We have already brought Corporate Affairs together as a global function and are now incorporating Government Relations. Barney has a great track record of leading corporate affairs teams and defining and delivering communications strategies for large organisations.”
- Pictured: Barney Wyld