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Coventry appoints head of communications

Coventry has announced the appointment of Richard Field as head of communications.

Field previously worked at Barclays for 10 years in a number of senior internal communications positions within its retail, small business and premier businesses.

Prior to that Field worked for GEC Plessey Telecoms (now Marconi). He is a graduate of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

In his new role, Field will report directly to David Stewart, operations director, and will be responsible for managing all corporate internal and membership communications for the Society.

Field says: “I am delighted to join Coventry. Putting our members first is at the heart of everything the Society does and I am looking forward to playing my part in developing this further.

Originally from Kent, Richard has lived in the Coventry area for the past 10 years.


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