Local Government PR and campaigns specialist Eleri Roberts has been appointed Birmingham City Council’s new Assistant Director for Communications.
Currently Head of Campaigns (Customer and Digital) with Westminster City Council, Eleri has a wealth of experience in media relations and has worked for over 15 years in high-profile corporate and political environments.
Eleri is National Secretary of LGcomms – the trade body representing local government communication professionals – and was previously Head of External Communications for Essex County Council.
During her time at both Westminster and Essex Councils she has implemented integrated communications campaigns, overseen transformational restructures to ensure value for money and has handled a number of high profile media issues.
She said: “I am really looking forward to joining the Council. Birmingham is a city that has a fantastic story to tell and I am excited to be part of that.”
Birmingham City Council Strategic Director for Change and Support Services, Angela Probert, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Eleri to Birmingham City Council. Her experience and vision for how we will work with our partners to promote our city made her the standout candidate for the position.”
Eleri will take up her new post later this summer.