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Simon Quarendon steps down and Virginia Hague takes over as the Executive Director of ICCO.

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation, ICCO, today announced the appointment of Virginia Hague as Executive Director, according to John Saunders, president of ICCO and regional director of Europe for Fleishman-Hillard. She replaces Simon Quarendon, who is leaving to devote his full attention to the management of his firm, The Lean Agency, which specializes in building communication dashboards for public relations practitioners.

Virginia was most recently European Coordinator for Burson-Marsteller. Her career has spanned management and brand consulting, as well as communications, with prior positions at the Boston Consulting Group, Ogilvy Group and J. Walter Thompson. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. She is fluent in English, German and Spanish.
Virginia Hague
Executive Director, ICCO
“We’re thrilled to have someone with Virginia’s combination of international experience and communications skills joining ICCO,” said Saunders, “and we are confident that she can help us to fulfill our ambition of further developing the organization, both in terms of services offered and impact on the global PR industry. We thank Simon for his distinguished service to ICCO up to now, and wish him the best of luck with his firm.”

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies across the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations representing independent public relations consultancies operating in twenty-nine countries around the world: from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, America and Australia. These affiliated trade associations collectively have 1,000 PR consultancies as their members who between them employ over 25,000 staff.

For further information, contact:
John Saunders
President, ICCO
+353 1 681 8444