Former M&C Saatchi managing director Simon Corah has been appointed chairman of Access Public Relations.

Rochelle Burbury and Andrea Kerekes founded the PR firm, two years
ago under the name of Open Dialogue as a PR offshoot to M&C
Saatchi, but went it alone in January; taking all 30 clients and staff
with them.

Kerekes said Corah will provide strategic direction and guidance to
the business. He left M&C Saatchi 18 months ago to set up his own
marketing and management consultancy, Growth Mantra. Corah will take on
the role concurrently to his role as CEO of Growth Mantra.