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Manchester United announces three new appointments to communications team

Manchester United has confirmed two new roles and three new appointments to its communications department.

Andrew Ward joins in the new role of head of corporate and commercial communications. Ward was a journalist at The Financial Times for 19 years, with roles including White House correspondent and UK news editor. Most recently he has been a managing director of strategic communications at the global business consultancy firm, FTI Consulting.

Rachel Fraser will be the club’s first head of internal communications. Fraser has held senior internal communications leadership and business roles at both Manchester Airport Group and the BBC.

Fraser and Ward will report to the club’s director of communications, Charlie Brooks, who was appointed in September last year.

Greig Mailer becomes the club’s corporate communications managerreporting to Andrew Ward. Mailer previously worked as head of marketing and communications at the Scottish Football Association, after holding the role of head of marketing and commercial operations at Scottish Premiership side Hibernian.

The Scotsman also worked at Uefa as a venue manager and marketing activities manager. He moved to Nyon, Switzerland in 2010 to take up a position with the European governing body after a seven-year stint working as marketing and communications manager at the Scottish Premier League.