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Australian Smoking & Realth representative (Public relations) for WD & HO Wills Corporate Affairs in Australia. This company is the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Island subsidiary of British-American Tobacco (BAT) SUMMARY ONLY
WD & HO Wills - an Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Island subsidiary of BAT
1992 Oct 7: PR on S&H issues for WD&HO Wills in Australia. Advising that Kennett had just given Maria Tehan the job as Health Minister, and that "all Conservative Health Ministers are meeting this week to come up with a plan to fight the Federal Government on Medicare issues."
[The new Liberal government of Jeff Kennett (an x-advertising executive) in Victoria turned out to be tobacco-friendly, and the new health minister became an industry favourite]
1993: PARG Australasia [Public Affairs Resources Group of BAT] report
Martin Riordan is joined by Peter Blanchard, formerly head of an Australian industry association and a Canberra bureaucrat. Peter joined Wills in April becoming Manager, Public Affairs.
Caryn Funch-Thomsen, formerly of Premier, South Africa, and of Wills Personnel, replaced Sharon Yates (resigned 1993) to be Manager, Corporate Communications.