AIS revamps management as Ingall quits

Archibald Ingall Stretton's managing partner, Jon Ingall, is to leave the agency he co-founded 12 years ago.

AIS…Ingall (centre) will not be replaced
AIS…Ingall (centre) will not be replaced

Ingall will depart AIS in February and bow out of agency life after 25 years to move to Corsica.

He will not be replaced as managing partner but the co-founder and creative partner, Steve Stretton, will take over the day-to-day running of the agency and has the new title of founding partner. He will hand day-to-day control of the creative department to the creative directors, Matt Morley-Brown and Geoff Gower.

Ingall's departure, which comes two-and-a-half years after Havas acquired a majority stake in AIS, will result in a restructure of the agency that will see Stretton sit at the centre of a new nine-strong management team made up of representatives from each department.

The agency's third co-founder, Stuart Archibald, will remain in New York and continue to expand the agency internationally, with plans for a new office in Mexico.

Ingall said: "I have loved every minute of working at this agency and it has been a difficult decision to leave. However, I'm leaving it in the best shape it's ever been financially with a strong management team in place."

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