The DTI's Action 2000 group has appointed a former managing director of a camera company as interim director.
Ian Eddison, who previously headed up camera supplier Leicha Lithography, will manage the government's bid to raise awareness and spur on corporates to ensure their systems and business are Year 2000 compatible. He will direct operations until a permanent director is found.
Eddison is expected to apply for the post which was advertised in last week's 'Sunday Times'. The #100,000 job involves developing promotional activities and would be suitable for someone with "proven track record in project management" and possessing "outstanding interpersonal skills".
Action 2000 also advertised for three team leaders for salaries of #60,000 each. These include team leaders for media relations; advice and information development; plus people and skills.
The deadline for interested candidates is in January which could mean these key vacancies may not be filled until April 1998 at the earliest - this would leave precious little time for a good job to be done. At the moment, Don Cruickshank, chairman of Action 2000 - which was set up in September - devotes one day a week to the operation.
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