Havas EHS has poached back new business chief Tracey Barber three years after she joined Kitcatt Nohr as chief marketing officer.
Barber, who started her career at Lowe Howard-Spink in the late Eighties, was group marketing director at EHS from 2005 to 2011.
She is being replaced at Kitcatt Nohr by Steve Garside, who has been promoted from new business and PR lead to head of new business and marketing. He will report directly to managing director and co-founder Vonnie Alexander.
Garside joined Kitcatt Nohr last September from independent agency Pulse, where he was responsible for new business. He met Barber when they worked together at EHS and she was instrumental in his appointment at Kitcatt Nohr.
Garside: “I was grateful to have the chance to work with Tracey for a second time. And now, I am enthralled to be handed the new business reins, and delighted to be part of successful succession planning. I’m looking forward to working with Vonnie, Annette and co. in delivering new clients through our people powered proposition.”
Kitcatt Nohr boss Alexander has implemented a major shake-up of the agency since taking over earlier this year following the resignation of fellow co-founder Marc Nohr.
She ditched the Digitas branding almost immediately and last month promoted Annette Blunden to deputy managing director and Michael Cosham to client partner.
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