Griffith/Sandoz exit Agency Republic

Agency Republic is on the hunt for a new planning director following the resignation of Patrick Griffith. He is quitting the agency along with the executive creative director, Andy Sandoz, as revealed by Campaign on Brand Republic last Friday. The pair are set to leave at the end of March.

Sandoz will not be directly replaced. Instead, Gavin Gordon-Rogers and Gemma Butler, who were promoted to joint-creative directors in January, will take on his duties.

Sandoz would not comment on speculation he is planning a start-up. Nor would he comment when asked whether or not his future plans included working with Griffith again.

Jane McNeill, the managing director of Agency Republic, said: "We're sad to see Paddy and Andy go because we love them, but the graveyards are full of indispensable men. Our success has never been built on individuals."