Zenith Media looks for MD as Stephen Farquhar joins Zenith China

By Mark Banham, campaignlive.co.uk, Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:00AM

Zenith Media is on the hunt for a new managing director following Stephen Farquhar's decision to depart the UK office of the Publicis-owned agency to take the role of MD of Zenith China.

Stephen Farquhar: joining Zenith China as MD

Stephen Farquhar: joining Zenith China as MD

Farquhar will move to China in October. He will report to Steven Chang, the ZenithOptimedia chief executive for Greater China, working alongside a yet-to-be-named MD at its sister agency Optimedia China.

Farquhar was previously the head of strategy at Zenith Media and, before that, held the same post at the WPP agency Mindshare Sydney. In the UK, he worked alongside Optimedia's MD, Mark Howley, after both agency brands took their own identities in a restructure of ZenithOptimedia in October 2010.

The agency said that it is in the process of looking for Farquhar's replacement and is considering both internal and external candidates.

Farquhar said: "China is, understandably, of high strategic importance to ZenithOptimedia and Publicis Groupe, and I'm daunted and excited by the scope of the role.

"Most of all, I'm really grateful to Steve King (the global chief executive) and Gerry Boyle (the UK chief executive) for making this happen. It shows a global network that really cares about its people and its global ambitions."

This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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