Wood named COI’s second non-executive board director

COI has appointed Chris Wood, the chairman of Corporate Edge, as its second non-executive board director. He will join the management board immediately and will advise Whitehall on delivering effective communications.

Wood, appointed by COI chief executive Alan Bishop, will join Marilyn Baxter, formerly of Saatchi & Saatchi, who was appointed to the role in 2003.

Non-executive directors assess the impact of “business decisions” that COI makes and add value to government publicity programmes (MW April 12, 2007).

Wood will also join COI’s audit and risk committee, which advises on risk, internal control, governance and associated assurance.

Wood started his career at Ogilvy & Mather in 1972. In 1990, he became director of Princedale’s marketing services division before leading a management board buy-out of CLK.MPL, now Corporate Edge, in 1997.


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