J. Walter Thompson names Ros King as managing director

J. Walter Thompson London has appointed its managing partner Ros

King as its new managing director.

King will report to Simon Bolton, JWT London's newly arrived chief


Bolton commented: "Ros has been appointed for her client-facing skills

and her ability to drive standards. I've asked her to help me develop

this agency for the future."

She will be the agency's first female managing director. Bolton added:

"The agency has a lot of women in it - it's about time that someone

reached the higher echelons of management."

King has been cited as being responsible for growing the Boots business

from being the company's fifth-largest client to the second with

billings of pounds 30 million.

King, 41, has worked at JWT for the past four years and is currently

involved with the agency's launch of Lever Faberge's Persil Capsules


King was at Leo Burnett for ten years and spent two years at Ogilvy &

Mather in senior account handling positions.