CRAFT: Tony Kaye & Partners improves top team with three new appointments

Tony Kaye & Partners has bolstered its management structure with three new hirings.

Tony Kaye & Partners has bolstered its management structure with

three new hirings.



Graham Collis, a former creative director of BMP and a founder of Horner

Collis Kirvan, has become creative director of Tony Kaye & Partners. He

will work with a new corporate affairs director, David Wardlaw, a former

management consultant who specialises in marketing and

entertainment.



Both are also joint managing directors of the K Media Group, which

comprises Tony Kaye & Partners, K Interactive, K Features and K

Promos.



The third newcomer is Saul Henry, who has worked as an agent for

photographers and joins Tony Kaye & Partners as head of business

development. He will represent the company’s 17-strong roster of

directors in Europe. Amy Appleton will continue as managing director,

responsible for production at Tony Kaye & Partners.



Before moving to the K Media Group, Collis and Wardlaw worked together

at Genie Films, which has closed since the duo’s departure. Five of

Genie’s directors - Dom Murgia, Henrik von Sydow, Nico Beyer and Eugene

McGing and Robert Dowling - have moved with them to Tony Kaye &

Partners.



Wardlaw said: ’Tony Kaye & Partners has been disorganised and chaotic in

the past. It had a name for creativity but not many other things.’ More

producers are being brought in to rebuild relationships with agency

creatives.



Tony Kaye & Partners plans to keep a roster made up of five or six

stars, seven or eight directors who are building their reputations and a

handful of newcomers. Wardlaw added: ’We will still win awards but the

business will be ten times the size.’



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