PM Johnson to appoint director of communications Lee Cain as chief of staff - The Times

FILE PHOTO: Lee Cain, Downing Street Director of Communications, is seen at Downing Street in London

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poised to appoint his director of communications Lee Cain as new chief of staff, The Times reported.

Cain had earlier served under Johnson's aide Dominic Cummings in the 2016 Brexit "Vote Leave" campaign and his promotion is part of a shake-up of Johnson's Downing Street operation, the newspaper said.

(Reporting by Rebekah Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)