Burdett and Kenyon out as CIA appoints new chief executive

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,

Bowmans Capsule.

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."