Cossette creates chief operating officer role for Angus

The Cossette Communication Group has appointed its executive vice-president, Gregor Angus, to also oversee the company's operations in the UK.

Angus, in the newly created position of chief operating officer of Cossette UK, will oversee Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy, Dare, Elvis, Spike, Brando, Band & Brown and Identica. He will also continue his role as the executive vice-president of the Cossette Group.

In the new role, he plans to boost collaboration across the agencies with existing clients and in new-business pitches.

Angus plans to split his time between Canada and the UK, but is considering a permanent move to London. He will continue to report to Claude Lessard, the chief executive and president of Cossette.

The appointment follows the promotion of Colin Schleining, the executive vice-president for Cossette West, to chief operating officer of the US operation.

Lessard said: "Gregor will be a real asset to Cossette in the UK. His calm and pragmatic management style is always valued."

Angus added: "London is probably our strongest mature market. The companies we've got here are youthful, sexy and hot brands that have so much potential."