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Shell’s “Web Communications”

Message to Simon Saville – Communication is a two-way process

I only recognised a handful of names in the list of the 300 Shell appointments leaked on this website. One of them was the chap announced as ” VP Web Communications” my old colleague Simon Saville. Now if my memory serves me right Simon once took over from me in a Shell International communications job – in the mid 1990s I think.

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Good that he is prospering still! I wonder if Simon remembers that in my handover I waffled on about how communications is a two-way process. Sure it’s about having nice stories and statements and announcements in the media – but it is also about having mechanisms whereby stakeholders can respond to these things. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell £5.6 billion Pension Shortfall

FINANCIAL TIMES

By Ruth Sullivan and Megan Murphy

Published: August 5 2009 03:00 | Last updated: August 5 2009 03:00

The financial crisis has plunged the pension schemes of FTSE 100 companies into a record deficit, forcing cuts in benefits for rank-and-file employees, says an annual survey.

Royal Dutch Shell, with a pension shortfall of £5.6bn at the time the report was compiled, had the largest deficit in the survey. BAE Systems, the defence manufacturer, was second on the list with a £4.2bn deficit, followed by BP at £3.9bn and Unilever at £2.6bn. read more

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