Eccleshare was informed last Friday by Vincent Lubrano, financial
director of the new network, that there was no job for him in the merged
London office. Gerald Kreinczes, deputy chairman of APL, Steve Rabosky, the worldwide chief creative officer, and Alastair Cook, commercial director, are also understood to have been told they will not be offered a job.
Chris Thomas, chief executive of APL, will move to Lowe Lintas &
He will take the role of merger consultant but is expected to be handed
the job of managing director in a few weeks.
Paul Hammersley, Lowe’s managing director, is expected to become chief executive of the merged agency at the same time.
Other members of Lowe’s management are expected to keep their titles:
Paul Weinberger is the chairman, John Lowery is the deputy chairman and Charles Inge is the creative director.
Eccleshare said: "It’s now clear that there is no suitable role for me
within the newly merged Lowe Lintas, so we have agreed an amicable
parting over the next few weeks. I’m immensely proud of what we’ve
achieved at APL - in tough circumstances we’ve created an agency with a
true spirit and unique culture. It was an agency which was, I believe,
on the verge of a real breakthrough."
News of the UK line-up comes as the network announces the management for
the merged US operations.
Lee Garfinkel becomes chairman and chief creative officer for both the
US and New York; Gary Goldsmith will be vice-chairman and executive
creative director for the US and New York; Rob Quish becomes president
in New York; Nancy McNally, formerly executive director of account
services at APL New York, is general manager of New York; and Bruce
Kelley becomes president of the US.