Burnett releases Holme after five months

Laura Holme, the recently appointed marketing director at Leo Burnett, has parted company with the agency without a job to go to.

Holme was released after five months in the position because the agency's marketing department is already over-resourced. She will not be replaced.

She was appointed in October to replace Camilla Tappin, who moved to M&C Saatchi to become the agency's marketing director.

During Holme's time at Burnett, the agency picked up business for Ladbrokes, Leffe and the fruit products manufacturer Del Monte.

Holme joined Burnett from Harrison Troughton Wunderman, where she helped win new business from Rolls-Royce and Scottish Courage.

Originally from Canada, she began her advertising career in 1988 as an account manager at the Bastable Haz-'litt Partnership. In 1997, she joined CDP as an account director before moving into a new-business role.

She worked there until 2001 when she set up The Consultancy Group, and worked with agencies including Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and InterRelations.

She moved to Harrison Troughton Wunderman in 2003.