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Katarina De Meulder to lead new Brussels-based Grayling division for Public Policy Communications


16 Jul 2010


Public Affairs

Brussels, 14 July 2010 – Grayling, the second largest independent global Public
Relations, Public Affairs, Investor Relations and Events consultancy in the world,
has appointed Katarina De Meulder as Managing Director of a new Brussels-based
division to run European Public Policy Communication activities, called “Grayling
Public Policy Communications

Katarina De Meulder will be responsible for setting up the division and leading Grayling’s new business activities in the field of pan-European public policy communications, as well as coordinating with Grayling’s European network and assisting local offices in developing their national public policy business.
Michael Murphy, group CEO of Grayling, said: “Katarina has extensive experience of winning and managing major EU information campaigns across the 27 member states.

We strongly believe that this will be a great source of business for the group as a whole and will enhance our pan-European credentials and public sector client credibility.”

Grayling has one of the largest PR footprints within Europe with over 50-owned offices across the European continent from Birmingham to Baku.

Katarina De Meulder will report to Grayling Belgium’s CEO, Russell Patten, who said: “I am delighted that Katarina is joining us to head up Grayling Public Policy
Communications, as she brings a wealth of expertise and experience to this role.

The Grayling network as a whole looks forward to branching out into this exciting new area for our business, and Katarina will play a key part in its development. ”
Katarina De Meulder said: “I am delighted at this opportunity offered by Grayling to
develop activities in my preferred communication field with colleagues from all over Europe and to continue providing support to the European Commission and other institutions in their communication challenges

Before joining Grayling, Katarina De Meulder occupied similar positions at Pleon
Ketchum, Weber Shandwick and Hill & Knowlton. She has extensive experience in the field of pan-European communications for the European Commission throughout all 27 member states. She has directed EU27 framework contracts and integrated
communication campaigns for over fifteen different general directorates of the European Commission and many other public institutions over the past ten years.

About Grayling:
Grayling is the second largest independent global Public Relations, Public Affairs,
Investor Relations and Events consultancy in the world.
We have 70 offices in 40 locations in the US, Western and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and Asia Pacific with a strong network of preferred partners in other parts of the world.
Katarina De Meulder
Managing Director
Grayling Public Policy Communications
Rue du Luxembourg 14A Luxemburgstraat
1000 Brussels Belgium
Tel +32 (0)2 732 70 40
Direct + 32 (0)2 713 07 27


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