Jonathan Oates, the former managing director of the corporate team at Red Consultancy is to join Manchester Airports Group (MAG) later this month.
Oates will also manage its 4 press offices at Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth.
“MAG is at a fascinating time in its evolution and communications will play an increasingly significant role in supporting the ongoing growth of the business,” said Oates.
“I am delighted to be back in-house and working in a sector which I have had a longstanding passion for. There can’t be many companies in the UK that are so firmly placed at the centre of so many interesting issues affecting such a wide variety of audiences.”
Oates was director of communications at Betfair for 2 years, before founding Oates & Partners in March 2013. Since December last year, he’s been at Red Consultancy.
At MAG he’ll report to corporate affairs director, Tim Hawkins:
“I’m really looking forward to Jonathan coming on board to lead our external communications team. Jonathan’s experience across a range of industries will make a huge contribution to driving the MAG business forward.”
He takes up the position on September 15th.