McCann Worldgroup has handed MRM UK chair and chief creative officer Nicky Bullard a new role to bring the agency’s offices across Europe closer together, with a specific focus on France and Germany.
The move, which sees Bullard take on the additional job of MRM Europe chair, is part of a wider restructure of the group with Chris Macdonald becoming chairman and CEO of McCann and Harjot Singh promoted to global chief strategy officer.
Macdonald will focus on leading the advertising network. The two global appointments follow other recent moves by incoming McCann Worldgroup CEO Bill Kolb to underline the importance of the individual agency brands in the marketing services network.
Last month, the company expanded the role of global chief strategy officer Suzanne Powers to lead the group as global president and chief strategy officer.
Bullard, who joined McCann in 2016 from Lida, insisted she cannot wait to get “stuck in”, adding: “I know the power of McCann Worldgroup collaboration, having experienced it first-hand here in the UK, and can’t wait to work more closely with all our brilliant MRM and McCann Worldgroup people across the region.”
McCann Worldgroup president of UK and Europe Mark Lund commented: “Nicky has been an inspiring partner in joining up McCann Worldgroup for our clients in the last four years in the UK and I’m really looking forward to working with her in Europe as she extends her role.”
Kate MacNevin, global CEO of MRM, added: “Under Nicky’s leadership, MRM has been recognised across London and the world for its award-winning work.
“Nicky is a fierce champion of creativity and the business, and she is passionate about our clients and our teams making her the absolute right leader to drive further integration and collaboration across our European offices.”
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