CIA UK has unveiled a widespread restructure which sees the
departure of the vice-chairman, Richard Burdett, and the deputy
chairman, Tony Kenyon, as a new chief executive is appointed.
Fiona McAnena, the European chief executive of Added Value, takes over
as chief of CIA UK. Kenyon has taken voluntary redundancy after 13 years
with the company while Burdett, who was a candidate for the chief
executive role, is leaving to spend more time on his record label,
David Wheldon, CIA's chief executive, is moving to the role of chairman
of Tempus Partners. Wheldon will also continue to chair the UK board of
CIA described Burdett's and Kenyon's departures as "amicable". Burdett
will eventually be looking to return to agency life.
Other changes include Alan James, the managing director of CDP Media,
joining the board with responsibility for CDP Media, BJK&E and Outdoor
Focus. Ray Sale, the chief executive of CIA Manchester, and CIA London's
joint managing directors, Andy Martin and Tim Neligan, also join the
McAnena said: "Under David the first phase in realigning CIA behind a
clear and differentiated purpose is complete."