Exon named CEO at RKCR/Y&R

LONDON - Richard Exon has been promoted to chief executive at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, just eight weeks after being appointed as the agency’s managing director.

Exon... CEO
Exon... CEO


Exon, who will start his new role immediately, replaces James Murphy, who is leaving the agency to form a start-up with RKCR/Y&R's creative director, Ben Priest, and planning director, David Golding (Campaign, 22 June).

Following a meeting last week with senior WPP executives the trio will relinquish their responsibilities immediately and leave the agency within the next six weeks.

RKCR/Y&R will now also be looking for a replacement creative director and planning director.

The decision to promote Exon was made by Massimo Costa, Young & Rubicam's European chief, and Mark Roalfe, the chairman of RKCR/Y&R, who will now take over running the creative department until a creative director is found.

The move will also see Tony Harris, the international business director, become deputy chairman and Russell Hopson, the deputy managing director, becoming the managing director.


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