Cheil strengthens UK with swoop on Leagas Delaney's Harris

Cheil UK has hired Leagas Delaney managing director Chris Harris as its president and chief operating officer.

Chris Harris: new president and chief operating officer at Cheil UK
Chris Harris: new president and chief operating officer at Cheil UK
The South Korean group has recruited Harris as part of plans to build creative, strategic and digital offerings across all channels, to better serve its key Samsung client and strengthen its UK and European offering.

Harris will take up the role in January and will oversee the overall UK operation of Cheil Worldwide, including its below-the-line One Agency, which launched in March.

He will report to Andrew Yi, Cheil's president and European chief executive based in London, and Bruce Haines, president and chief operating officer in Seoul.

Harris joined Leagas Delaney as MD in June 2009 from BBH, where he was president of international operations after a spell running BBH in Asia.

Haines said Cheil was looking forward to Harris using his "entrepreneurial skills to develop our business in the UK".

He added: "We are now actively developing our Cheil offices in key markets, moving to new locations and bringing in top local talent as leaders."

Harris was recently featured in the Hot Seat.

Become a member of Campaign

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to, plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events.

Become a member

What is Campaign AI?

Our new premium service offering bespoke monitoring reports for your company.

Find out more

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an alert now

Partner content