Haines to take over the presidential reins at industry charity Nabs

Bruce Haines, the chief executive of the Leo Burnett Group, has been appointed the president of Nabs.

He will take over at the industry charity when John Banks, the newly appointed chairman of Imagination, the design and communication company, finishes his two-year term of office in November.

Haines, 55, is the chairman of the Nabs Fast Forward training course, which gives people with two or three years' industry experience the chance to learn from marketing communication experts.

As a one-time Nabs chairman, Haines helped encourage agencies to make covenants and extend the involvement of marketing services companies.

"With his passion and knowledge of Nabs, Bruce is ideal to take us forward," Lucy Owen, the Nabs chief executive, said.