Chris Pinnington departs Havas after 30 years

Chris Pinnington, the global chief operating officer at Havas Worldwide, is stepping down after 30 years at the company.

Pinnington: ‘the time is right’
Pinnington: ‘the time is right’

Pinnington, who is not being replaced, is planning to dedicate more time to his non-executive directorships. He relinquishes his position with immediate effect but will continue working at Havas in a consultancy role a few days a week for the next 12 months.

Pinnington said: "I have had the most brilliant 30 years at Havas working with talented and, most importantly, fun people. But there is a moment when you feel the time is right to go and do other things that excite you."

He has non-executive jobs at companies including the sustainability agency Futerra and the retailer Heal’s.

Pinnington started his career at Havas in 1983, joining WCRS, which was then part of Eurocom/Havas. He became the global chief op­erating officer at Havas Worldwide in 2007.

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