Archibald plots UK and Oz return

Archibald Ingall Stretton co-founder Stuart Archibald is looking for a role which will allow him to divide his time between London and his native Sydney after he leaves the agency at the end of the year.
Archibald, a highly respected figure in the industry – and one of its more colourful characters – has spent the past three years spearheading a global expansion of AIS, backed by Havas Media.
The agency launched two offices in Spain in 2009, in Madrid and Barcelona, and Archibald has been living in New York since last year, setting up the agency’s US operation.
He will be the second co-founder to exit the business following the departure of John Ingall, who left late last year and has quit agency life altogether. The remaining founder Steve Stretton now heads up the London agency.
AIS was launched 13 years ago with minority backing from Havas. Three years ago Havas took up an option to take on the remaining stake, triggering a payout for the co-founders. It is understood that the last tranche of cash was paid out to the directors late last year.
Archibald started his career in Australia at Lintas, then came over to the UK in the Eighties, joining first MHA Carlson and then the nascent Evans Hunt Scott (now EHS 4D). He was one of the first people to work on what would eventually become Tesco Clubcard. He then worked at BMP under Chris Powell as head of integration before setting up AIS in 1998.

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  1. Be good to see you back Stu, all the best!

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