City Corporation appoints new Communications Director

The City of London Corporation has appointed Bob Roberts as its new Communications Director.

Mr Roberts is an experienced communications professional with over 20 years of experience as a journalist, including working with regional newspapers, the Press Association and being Political Editor of the Daily Mirror.

Mr Roberts was until recently Director of Communications at the Labour Party.

Mr Robert’s remit will include delivering high quality corporate communications to both commercial and political audiences, as well as designing communications programmes for the City Corporation’s key services in the Square Mile and across London.

As a local government official, Mr Roberts will be politically restricted.

Town Clerk & Chief Executive, John Barradell, said:

“My colleagues and I are looking forward to working with Bob, who will bring a wealth of experience to this role.”

Bob Roberts said:

“I am delighted to be taking up this role and look forward to working on a range of communications issues with my new colleagues.”

Mr Roberts will take up the post from 2 November, 2015

Notes to editors

About the City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles:

(1) we support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills projects. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust makes grants of more than £15 million annually to charitable projects across London and we also support education with three independent schools, three City Academies, a primary school and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

(2) We also help look after key London’s heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important ‘commons’ in south London.

(3) We also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events and research-driven policies all reflecting a long-term approach.

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