Pinder takes on leading O&M job

Richard Pinder, Grey London’s client services director, is joining Ogilvy and Mather as deputy managing director in a move which finalises the next generation of management for the Canary Wharf agency.

Richard Pinder, Grey London’s client services director, is joining

Ogilvy and Mather as deputy managing director in a move which finalises

the next generation of management for the Canary Wharf agency.



Tom Bury, O&M’s managing director, steps up to chief executive and

deputy chairman. Mike Walsh, O&M’s chief executive Europe, Middle East

and Africa, remains chairman of the London agency but will eventually

relinquish his chairmanship to Bury.



Mandy Pooler, managing director of O&M’s media arm, the Network, is

known to have been offered the role of managing director several times

over the past year, but insisted she wanted to remain in her current

job.



Walsh said: ’As my international role and responsibilities have grown, I

want to ensure a smooth evolution in the management succession in the

UK. Richard’s arrival will enable me to hand over more of my

responsibilities to Tom who, in turn, will hand over to Richard.’



He continued: ’At O&M, we don’t play games by having two people as

deputy and then let the best person win. Everybody who’s had the deputy

managing director title in the past has automatically become managing

director. Richard is coming into a new environment, so we want him to

learn something before launching straight into the main job.’



Pinder said: ’O&M is a successful brand - but it has the opportunity to

shine even more brightly. I was particularly impressed by Patrick

Collister (O&M’s executive creative director). I instantly thought he

was a man I could do business with. We will work together as a

team.’



Pinder has worked as Grey’s client services director for the past three

years. He also ran the group responsible for Allied Dunbar’s

award-winning ’there may be trouble ahead’ campaign, as well as managing

clients such as Procter and Gamble and Canon. He joined Grey in 1986 and

was promoted to the board in 1991.



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