Jon Ingall, the managing director of the Havas-owned Evans Hunt
Scott, is leaving to set up a venture within Havas after ten years with
Although Havas managers are reluctant to reveal the nature of Ingall’s
new role, in which he will not be involved with EHS, his extensive
experience means it is likely that he will launch an agency operation.
Havas declined to comment as Campaign went to press.
Andrew Harris, the chief executive of EHS, stressed that Ingall’s
departure was amicable and mutual. ’Jon has been here for ten years and
has become completely au fait with the culture of the agency, but he now
wants a fresh challenge,’ he said.
Linda Piggot, the EHS deputy managing director of three years, succeeds
Ingall as managing director. She joined the agency as an account manager
Harris explained that Ingall’s departure would spark a management
reshuffle. He added: ’This is the beginning of a new phase for the
agency as we begin reorganising the planning and account management
sides. EHS is going through an evolution rather than a revolution.’
Ingall succeeded Andy Carolan as the EHS managing director in 1993.
Formerly the client services director and then the deputy managing
director, he has been credited in part for turning the agency around
after its troubled years in the early 90s.
Harris commented: ’Jon has brought enthusiasm and commitment to his role
here and has helped manage our growth over the past three years
EHS’s consistent work on accounts including BMW and British Gas
contributed to it being awarded Campaign Direct’s Agency of the Year