I’m sure LDV readers would like to join with me in congratulating Mark Pack on his new job – he will be leaving the Lib Dems, where he is the party’s head of innovations, this June to take up an appointment as associate director of Mandate Communications, where he will be developing their online PR. The announcement was made today by the Lib Dems’ director of campaigns, Hilary Stephenson:
Mark joined the Lib Dem staff in 2000 – in his own words he has been with us ‘for the entire century!’ He started off working on London elections, then moving on to internet and communications development in the Campaigns Department as well as working very closely on the winning Hornsey and Wood Green campaign in 2005 and more recently heading up Innovations. His contribution has been a very considerable and highly appreciated one right across the organization and his range of expertise not only on new media but also on election law will be missed. Any of you who need to download his brain on any of these issues need to do so over the next two months!
I am sure we all wish Mark success and happiness in his new role. He will be with us until June – so there is still time for the Campaigns Department to enjoy a few more of his inimitable scatter graphs!
The party’s loss is the world of PR’s gain!