Walsh Trott Chick Smith has bolstered its management team by hiring two
senior account directors to take charge of some of its biggest pieces of
Barnaby Wynter joins from Mellors Reay and Partners to run Toshiba, and
Fiona Houslip has been drafted in from GGT to assume responsibility for
Talk Radio and the Sunday Express, following the agency’s appointment in
April to handle creative work on the newspaper’s pounds 6 million
The signings reflect the policy of Amanda Walsh, the agency’s managing
partner, of having a small but experienced team of senior managers
working directly with clients.
‘Our aim is to find people with the talent to run large pieces of
business on their own,’ she said. ‘Clients prefer to work with senior
and dedicated staffers rather than several layers of agency management.
Barnaby and Fiona are not only strategically bright but incredibly
By joining Walsh Trott, Wynter renews his working relationship with
Dragana Hartley, the former Mellors Reay joint managing director, who
took a senior management job at the agency earlier this year (Campaign,