January 20, 2007 / 3:26 PM / 12 years ago

Ex-Ofcom chief Carter joins Brunswick as CEO

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Stephen Carter, the former chief executive of British communications industry regulator Ofcom, is to join financial public relations firm Brunswick Group LLP in the new role of group chief executive, the firm said on Tuesday.

Carter, who was chief operating officer of cable firm NTL UK and Ireland from 2000 to 2003 when the cable operator went into administration, had been considered a candidate to become chief executive of ITV Plc (ITV.L).

NTL NTLI.O has since restructured and recently launched a 4.7 billion pound ($9.3 billion) approach to ITV that has been rejected.

He is on mandatory leave after resigning from Ofcom earlier this year and will take up his new post on March 1.

“Stephen’s appointment will help the group as we increase our services as well as our international reach,” said Alan Parker, Brunswick Group chairman. “The scale and breadth of the firm is such that now is the right time to appoint an experienced chief executive,” he said.

Brunswick represents 21 FTSE 100 companies on a retained basis and works for other public and public firms as well as foreign governments on particular projects.

The firm ranked first during the first three quarters of 2006 among financial public relations firms in advising on mergers and acquisitions, according to data from mergermarket.com. (Reporting by William McIntosh, editing by David Holmes; william.mcintosh@reuters.com; Reuters Messaging: william.mcintosh.reuters.com@reuters.net; +44 0207 5422473) ($1=.5059 Pound)

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