Wieden & Kennedy expands leadership team

Three Wieden & Kennedy London executives are joining the agency's global leadership team as it expands from nine to 24 people.

Wieden & Kennedy's existing senior leadership team includes: David Luhr, Dan Wieden, Mark Fitzloff, Colleen DeCourcy
Wieden & Kennedy's existing senior leadership team includes: David Luhr, Dan Wieden, Mark Fitzloff, Colleen DeCourcy

Executive creative director Iain Tait, chief strategy officer Paul Colman and deputy managing director Helen Andrews are joining what the agency is calling Wieden & Kennedy Stakeholders.

The expansion comes as the agency looks forward to its 35th anniversary in 2017 and was announced by global president David Luhr and global chief creative officer Colleen DeCourcy in a Medium post.

They wrote: "Our mission is to build a strong second-generation company. It’s a sticky baton that we’re passing. Hopefully that tension will push us further together than we ever considered possible."

The full list of new partners:

        Chief financial officer, Claudia Valderrama
        Director of emerging markets, Karrelle Dixon
        London executive creative director, Iain Tait
        London chief strategy officer, Paul Colman
        London deputy managing director, Helen Andrews
        New York managing director, Neal Arthur
        New York executive creative director, Karl Lieberman
        Portland executive creative director, Joe Staples
        Portland director of strategic planning, David Terry
        Nike global creative director, Alberto Ponte
        Nike global communications director, Daniel Sheniak
        Portland group account director/director of publishing, Jessica Monsey
        Sao Paulo managing director, Andre Gustavo
        Amsterdam executive creative director, Eric Quennoy
        Amsterdam executive creative director, Mark Bernath

The new partners will join these nine members of the Wieden & Kennedy stakeholder group:

        Founder, global chairman, Dan Wieden
        Global president, Dave Luhr
        Global chief creative officer, Colleen DeCourcy
        Global executive creative director of emerging markets, Kim Papworth
        London managing director, Neil Christie
        London executive creative director, Tony Davidson
        London executive creative director, Susan Hoffman
        Portland managing director, Tom Blessington
        Portland executive creative director, Mark Fitzloff