The HTA is making three communications, marketing and business development appointments going into the New Year. Gill Ormrod will join as PR manager from 7 January. She has more than 10 years' experience in the field of communications. Alec Turnbull has been appointed as business projects manager. He has experience of managing projects in the agricultural sector. Jennifer Thwaites will be the new HTA promotions manager from 2 January. She has worked for high-profile and blue-chip companies.