Britain’s greatest individual contributor to new media is quitting. I’ve just learned that Jimmy Leach, Downing Street’s head of digital communications is crossing over to the world of PR. It’s been an open secret that the ‘new regime’ wasn’t as warm towards the online thing as Team Blair had been in that final Year Of Living Dangerously, so Jimmy’s departure shouldn’t really come as a huge surprise. But the public sector will be worse off for losing him. So… anyone fancy a job at No10 then?
FYI: He’s not the only one crossing that PR/HMG line. Tom Kelly, aka the former PMOS (Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman) is the new director of corporate and public affairs for BAA. As if the whole airport expansion thing wasn’t juicy enough.