Ogilvy & Mather's head of account management and managing partner,
Sally Netherwood, quit the agency last weekend and plans to set up a
personal organisation company.
Netherwood's job at O&M was to oversee the agency's 120-strong account
handling team. She became a managing partner in April last year, dealing
specifically with clients such as Kraft Foods and The Observer.
Her new 'lifestyle management' company, which she hopes to launch by the
end of the year, will supply personal assistants for busy
Netherwood was hired from Grey Advertising in May 1999, where she was a
board account director, to become head of account management. She was
hired by O&M's former managing director, Richard Pinder, who first
poached her from Young & Rubicam when he worked at Grey in 1993. While
at Grey, Netherwood worked on Mars Petfood, Lenor, and the relaunch of
Paul Simons, the group chairman and chief executive of O&M, said he had
yet to hire a replacement for Netherwood. She leaves at the end of May,
but Simons stressed her job would be filled internally.
'Sally is heading for pastures new and is going with our very best
wishes. She has made a significant contribution to the turnaround at
Ogilvy in the past 18 months,' he added.
Netherwood's resignation comes two weeks after Simons hired Georgie
Shooter as a managing partner from D'Arcy to bolster the senior