Nick Waters leaves Mindshare to join Aegis

LONDON - Mindshare's EMEA chief executive, Nick Waters, is leaving the agency to join Aegis as the chief executive of Asia-Pacific.

Nick Waters... leaving Mindshare for Aegis
Nick Waters... leaving Mindshare for Aegis

He will replace Patrick Stahle, who is retiring to follow a non-executive career.

Waters is a founding member of the WPP-owned Mindshare and has stayed with the agency since it launched in 1997.

The move has prompted Mindshare to look into the possibility of a global management restructure.

Waters held numerous client leadership roles for Mindshare, including Ford of Europe and Unilever Asia-Pacific, and management roles, including chief executive for South-East Asia and Asia-Pacific before heading EMEA.

Before joining Mindshare, he worked in the media department of Ogilvy in London.

Mindshare is currently pitching for client Unilever's global media planning and buying business.