17th February 2003

Campaign Director Appointed

Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) has appointed Carol Barbone as campaign director following her extensive involvement with media, communications and planning activities for SSE since September 2002 when she first joined the campaign as an independent consultant.

She brings with her valuable knowledge of environmental issues, pressure groups and corporate social responsibility campaigning gained from her work for clients including ICI, The Body Shop, Railtrack, the European Commission, Business in the Community and several UK government departments.

Carol has over 18 years experience of campaign planning and implementation at local, national and international level. This will stand her in excellent stead during the coming months as the campaign steps up the pace to challenge the government’s plans for expanding Stansted Airport with the addition of up to three more runways.

Until recently, Carol ran a Stansted-based public relations consultancy, before which she worked as a specialist consultant to several of the UK’s top PR firms including Hill & Knowlton, GCI and Rowland. She previously headed the Corporation of London’s public relations team and led UK communications for the European Year of the Environment.

Said Norman Mead, Stop Stansted Expansion chairman: “Carol’s dynamism and skills are a great asset to our campaign. Her appointment as Campaign Director will give us a powerful advantage in averting the threat of extra runways and the accompanying threat of mass urbanisation.”

Campaigning to ensure Stansted Airport's authorised operations stay below harmful limits