Lowe Lintas & Partners has hired Jonathan Rigby as its new-business
director following the move of Charlie Parkin to a consultancy role at
the agency’s European office.
Rigby joins from WCRS, where he was a senior account man and worked on
pitches for the National Lottery, Anchor and Buzz.
On top of his new-business role, Rigby will also run the Nestle Rowntree
Jane Geraghty, who was new business director at Ammirati Puris Lintas
before the merger, is leaving Lowe Lintas to take a job in New York. She
has been running the Nestle Rowntree account as well as working on new
business during Parkin’s absence.
Rigby has been at WCRS since 1992, apart from a two-year stint at Abbott
Mead Vickers BBDO.
At WCRS he worked on Bass, Prudential and First Direct and in 1998 led
the team that won the National Lottery pitch.
Paul Hammersley, chief executive of Lowe Lintas, said: ’I’m delighted
that Jonathan will be bringing his new-business skills and his ability
to develop great creative work on big accounts to Lowe Lintas.’
Rigby said: ’When Paul offered me the job, I knew I’d be mad not to
accept it. Lowe Lintas is a merger that has worked both for the people
that work there and for its clients.’