Rosemary Brook

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Rosemary Brook describes herself as a “Leading PR professional with extensive experience of communications strategy ad issues/crisis management for global companies and brands”.1

Relationship with the Tobacco Industry

Brook ran a public relations company called Brook Wilkinson that worked for the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association in the 1990s and 2000s.23
Brook also worked for PR firm Edelman1. During this time, she also worked with the TMA and British American Tobacco.45
Brook was a Trustee of the Industry and Parliament Trust, and Chairman of its Executive Committee. The Trust says it is an “independent, non-lobbying, non-partisan charity that provides a trusted platform of engagement between parliament and UK business”.6 Imperial Tobacco is one of the Trust’s supporters.7

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  1. abRosemary Brook, LinkedIn website, undated, accessed February 2017
  2. P. Middleton, L. Buckingham, G. Frankcom, M. Loptrot, TMA Campaign Group: Minutes of Meeting Held on Thursday 13th July 2000, Truth Tobacco Industry Document Library, Bates no: 325133019-325133022, accessed February 2017
  3. P. Dacam, Tobacco Advertising, Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library, Bates no: 322007970-322007974, accessed February 2017
  4. R. Brook, Note from Rosemary Brook to David Swan regarding Edelman’s plan, Truth Tobacco Industry Documents, Bates no: 325100122, accessed February 2017
  5. M. Prideaux, Letter from Michael Prideaux to Rosemary Brook regarding appointment of Stephen Walls, Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library, Bates no: 201776048, accessed February 2017
  6. Who We Are, Industry and Parliament Trust website, undated, accessed February 2017
  7. Industry and Parliament Trust, Supporting organisations, undated, accessed January 2012 & February 2017