Dentsu Aegis Network has unveiled its new senior leadership team for the UK & Ireland, with two new hires and a raft of promotions for group agency bosses.
As part of the shake-up, Gyro chief executive Kate Howe has been handed the role of chief growth officer for the group, and chairman of Gyro. Howe, who has been with the agency since 2014, will work closely with the network’s portfolio of agency brands to drive overall growth.
In addition, Fetch founder and executive chairman James Connelly becomes chief strategic development officer and will also lead the UK M&A strategy and new routes to market. He will remain the chairman of Fetch.
Meanwhile, media brands chief executive Matthew Platts becomes chief commercial officer, responsible for building on existing relationships.
Dentsu Aegis has also appointed Sky HR director Anne Sewell the new role of chief people officer and former Liberty Global finance chief Dennis Romijn as chief financial officer.
Jay Tallon and Matthew Hook complete the senior leadership team line-up. Tallon will remain in her role as general counsel, while Hook will continue as chief strategy officer.
Dentsu Aegis Network executive chairman Stef Calcraft said: “We are drawing on some of our most talented leaders and bringing in some new faces with a strong track record of building, transforming and growing some of the world’s most successful businesses and brands.
“Together with the promotion of Jo Sutherland to Carat CEO and the arrival of Pippa Glucklich earlier this year, as well as our other established senior leaders, we have a multi-skilled entrepreneurial team of progressive thinkers to lead Dentsu Aegis Network’s next phase of growth.”
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