Director of Communications appointed


23 October 2017

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The Church of England is pleased to announce the
appointment of Tashi Lassalle as Director of
Communications.

Bringing extensive experience of leading communications and
marketing teams in the financial and professional services sectors,
both in the UK and overseas, Tashi will oversee the work of the
Church of England’s communications department, working across
traditional media, digital platforms and publishing.

Based at Church House, Westminster, the department serves the
Archbishops’ Council, the Church Commissioners and the Church of
England Pensions Board as well as working closely with Lambeth and
Bishopthorpe Palaces, bishops’ offices, dioceses and
cathedrals.

Tashi, 39, has held a series of senior posts in the brand and
marketing fields, most recently as Head of Communications and
Marketing for Lloyd’s of London and previously as Head of
Communications at Actis, the private equity firm. She has lived and
worked in the US and Denmark as well as London.

She came to faith as a student at Cambridge. She worships at St
Mary’s, Long Ditton in Surrey.

She said: “The Church of England makes a unique contribution to
the spiritual, cultural and social fabric of this country.

“It has a bright and vibrant future.

“It’s a great privilege to take up this position.

“I look forward to serving and enabling the life changing
vocation of the Church’s diverse ministry and mission.” 

William Nye, Secretary General to the General Synod, said: “We
are very glad to welcome Tashi Lassalle to the post of
Communications Director for the Church of England’s national
institutions. 

“She combines a personal commitment to the mission of the Church
with wide professional experience in a range of sectors. 

“She will help us build on the existing strengths of our
communications effort across multiple channels, recently recognised
in awards for our digital evangelism campaigns.”

The Bishop of Norwich, Graham James, said: “I’m delighted to
welcome Tashi to her new appointment.  

“Her experience and imagination will be a huge asset to the
Church of England in its task of proclaiming the gospel in an age
of social media.  

“She knows the scale of the challenge and I wish her well in all
that lies ahead.”

Notes to Editors

Tashi will take up the post in early November 2017.