Dear media colleagues,

I am pleased to let you know that following the retirement of Ms. Simonetta Nardin earlier this year, Alistair Thomson will replace her as the IMF’s Chief of Media Relations. Alistair—in addition to being Simonetta’s deputy—has served in a number of communications roles since joining the Fund in 2009. Prior to that, he was an international wire correspondent in Europe and Africa. He can be reached at or via

I would like to thank Simonetta sincerely for her hard work, dedication and professionalism throughout her long Fund career, including as Chief of Media Relations in recent years. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Gerry Rice, IMF Chief Spokesman & Director of Communications

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