Wednesday, January 30, 2013
After nearly two years working together on UK Now - at first separately (she in London, me in Beijing), then joined at the hip here - it was time to say goodbye to Leigh Gibson, job done. Leigh was overall Director, responsible for strategy, looked after the sponsors and PR, reported to the Board etc. I was basically its curator, responsible for all the events and programmes. The roles blurred quite a lot and in the end I think it would be fair to say that we simply worked together on it. I honestly couldn't have wished for a calmer, nicer, more sensible partner-in-crime. So we had a team lunch and cake & stuff in the afternoon for the whole office, and then she was gone. It's going to be very strange without her around.