Paul Hammersley, a senior executive at the Lowe Group in North
America and the worldwide co-ordinator on the Coca-Cola account, is
returning to London to become the managing director of Lowe
Hammersley, 35, replaces Tim Lindsay, the current managing director, who
is promoted to chief executive. Lindsay also takes on responsibility for
Lowe Direct and the sales promotion agency, Interfocus.
The appointments follow a major restructure of the Lowe Group’s
advertising network, Lowe and Partners Worldwide. The network will be
divided into four regions - Europe, North America, Latin America and
Asia Pacific - with regional management reporting to a newly created
worldwide board chaired by Frank Lowe, the Lowe Group’s founder,
chairman and chief executive.
Europe will be run by Adrian Holmes, Lowe Howard-Spink’s chairman, who
becomes European chairman and chief creative officer, and Jerry Judge,
the agency’s chief executive, who is promoted to European chief
executive. Judge also shares the title of co-chairman of Lowe
Howard-Spink with the agency’s creative director, Paul Weinberger.
Lowe said: ’It’s marvellous to have talented people to promote and it’s
great to have jobs to promote them into. Paul Hammersley has done a
superb job in America but he just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be
managing director of Lowe Howard-Spink. If the agency can carry on
winning new business at this rate and keep up its high creative
standards, it has a major chance of being in the top five.’
Hammersley, who has worked for the Lowe Group in North America since
1993, will retain his responsibilities for Coca-Cola.
He began his advertising career as a trainee account executive at
Saatchi and Saatchi 13 years ago. During his time at Charlotte Street,
Hammersley worked on the Carlsberg-Tetley, Harvey’s Bristol Cream, NSPCC
and Vodafone accounts.