Susie Galbraith, the only woman board director at WCRS, is quitting to
become a junior partner at Banks Hoggins O’Shea.
Galbraith joined WCRS last May as a group account director with special
responsibility for training and development. She took a seat on the
agency’s 25-strong main board and handled several major accounts,
including Iceland, Trebor Bassett and Tate and Lyle.
‘The culture of WCRS is not quite my style,’ Galbraith, who also worked
at WCRS in the mid-80s, explained.
Galbraith began her advertising career as a graduate trainee with
Saatchi and Saatchi, before moving on to WCRS.
From there, she went on to work on the Volvo account at Abbott Mead
Vickers BBDO. Galbraith left Abbott Mead to become Duckworth Finn Grubb
Waters’ first appointment. She stayed at Duckworth Finn for six years,
working on accounts such as Appletise, Melitta and the Independent
Galbraith is due to take up her post at Banks Hoggins on 1 September.
She is expected to become one of the agency’s ten senior partners after
The Banks Hoggins managing director, John Banks, said Galbraith’s
appointment would take some of the pressure off existing staff following
the arrival of several pieces of new business this year, including the
Referendum Party and Kingsbury furniture accounts.
She will work on the agency’s Buena Vista Disney business, as well as
devoting a substantial part of her time to new business.