NEWS: Taylor goes East to take top Bates job

By JOHN TYLEE, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 16 August 1996 12:00AM

Tony Taylor, the Bates Dorland deputy managing director who was denied a place in the agency’s managerial front line during its reshuffle, is to take a senior job with the Bates network in the Far East.

Tony Taylor, the Bates Dorland deputy managing director who was denied a

place in the agency’s managerial front line during its reshuffle, is to

take a senior job with the Bates network in the Far East.



He has been appointed regional director of Bates Asia and will be based

in Singapore with responsibility for driving the development of local

agencies in Indo-China and the Indian subcontinent.



The role has been newly created and Taylor will report to Alex Hamill,

the Australia-based director of the Asia Pacific region.



The announcement follows mounting speculation that Taylor would not stay

in London after failing to win promotion during the last round of high-

level appointments.



Taylor, 38, had been a candidate for the managing director’s job, left

vacant when John Stubbings became client services director for Bates

Europe. But the post was filled by Chris Clark, a former group account

director at Saatchi and Saatchi (Campaign, 26 January).



Having recently spent time in South Africa, Taylor had also been

expected to take over as chief executive of Bates SA. But the job failed

to materialise when the agency, which was owned and run by its local

management, was sold to Omnicom before Bates could conclude its own

acquisition deal (Campaign, last week).



‘Asia is a region of high growth,’ Taylor said. ‘It will be fascinating

to be part of it.’



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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