Paul Smith was previously head of comms at PACT.

Creative England has appointed Paul Smith as its new head of communications. He will take up the role on April 10.

Smith held the role of head of communications at PACT since December 2010. He previously served as head of press for the Edinburgh International Film Festival and worked for Channel Four for six years, where he managed the corporate communications for the documentary, arts and independent film and video output.

He joins Creative England as it prepares to start rolling out its new development programme to support creative and digital companies across the English regions.