Open Road hires corporate affairs specialist Simon Taylor

By John Owens,, Thursday, 17 January 2013 08:30AM

Corporate comms and public affairs veteran Simon Taylor is joining independent agency Open Road as an associate, working with the reputation, issue and crisis management teams.

Simon Taylor: Associate role with Open Road

Simon Taylor: Associate role with Open Road

Taylor has held various senior positions in the sector, most recently heading corporate affairs and external comms at Visa Europe, leading the brand’s Olympic and Paralympic comms programme.

Before this, Taylor held the role of corporate affairs director of crisis management at Cadbury. He handled the brand’s response to the salmonella outbreak and product recall in 2006.

Taylor will work with Open Road on a part time basis and continues to have his own clients separate to the agency.

Open Road’s clients include Eurostar, Vevo and BlackBerry.

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