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article imageDavid Cameron appoints BBC's Craig Oliver as new comms director

By Scott Campbell     Feb 2, 2011 in Politics
London - UK Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed Craig Oliver, Controller of English at BBC News, as his new director of communications.
According to BBC News, Oliver will replace Andy Coulson, who recently resigned following the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
Oliver will be in charge of communicating the messages of David Cameron, the coalition and the Conservatives to the country. A BBC News tweet reports Oliver will be paid £140,000 annually.
David Cameron said: "I am very pleased that Craig Oliver is to become the new director of communications at 10 Downing Street. Craig has formidable experience as a broadcast journalist. He will do an excellent job in explaining and communicating the Government's programme," PR Week reports.
Oliver said: "I'm delighted to be joining David Cameron and his team at such an exciting and challenging time. It's difficult to leave the BBC after a fascinating few years - but this is an opportunity I can't turn down."
Oliver was previously working as Controller of English at BBC Global News, and he also worked as a former editor of the BBC News at Six and Ten.
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