ONdigital appoints Head of Media and Public Affairs

10th August 1998

ONdigital, has appointed Andrew Marre as Head of Media and Public Affairs. Andrew will be responsible for all communication to press and opinion formers. He will work closely with Jessica Mann, ONdigital's newly appointed Director of Communications.

Andrew has extensive media and public relations experience gained both inside and outside of Government. He joins ONdigital from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, where he was Director of Information. Other governmental posts include: Deputy Press Secretary to Prime Minister, John Major; Head of News at DTI and Chief Press Officer at DES (now DfEE). Andrew's private sector experience includes industrial relations and general management in the motor industry at both Ford and British Leyland.

Andrew Marre said:

"I am delighted to join ONdigital at the dawn of the digital age. Digital terrestrial television is the most exciting development in television history. I relish the challenge of communicating ONdigital’s message and contributing to its launch."

Anthony Sethill, Commercial Director of ONdigital, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Andrew to ONdigital. Andrew's appointment is the second senior communications position to be filled. His wealth of experience is consistent with our plan to build up our in-house communications department. He will undoubtedly make a valuable contribution to the team."