Stuart Leach leaves McCann deputy role after UK restructure

McCann-Erickson is parting company with its deputy managing director, Stuart Leach, less than six months after his appointment.

McCann-Erickson is parting company with its deputy managing

director, Stuart Leach, less than six months after his appointment.



The move follows last month’s restructure of the agency and the

formation of the McCann-Erickson UK Group. The new group aims to present

a more integrated face to clients, incorporating both the McCann

advertising network and its nationwide marketing communications

companies.



Under the new operation Brian Child, chief executive of McCann

Manchester, takes over responsibility for managing the communications

agencies, which was previously Leach’s remit.



Ben Langdon, McCann’s chief executive, said: ’One of the main reasons we

brought Stuart in mid-year was to help McCann London exploit business

opportunities with other McCann UK companies. Following the formation of

the UK Group and Brian taking over as chief operations officer, Stuart’s

role within London does not really exist. Stuart has been good to have

around and I wish him all the best.’



Leach, who joined McCann from Joshua, is said to be looking at other

business options.



’The new McCann UK Group has completely linked up all McCann’s UK

operations leaving me with little to develop. I’m sorry to leave McCann

after such a short spell,’ Leach said.



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