The industry veteran Chris Still is leaving Interfocus, where he is
the joint chairman, and is moving away from day-to-day involvement in
Still, who joined Interfocus last year after it acquired his agency
Osprey Communications, will no longer be involved with Interfocus, but
will work on a part-time consultancy basis for Maxxcom, the Canadian
marketing services company that owns a 60 per cent stake in
Still was the chief executive of Osprey before the merger with
Interfocus last September. After acquiring Osprey, Interfocus bought
itself out of the Lowe Group and cut the deal with Maxxcom.
Before leaving Interfocus, Still ran the agency with fellow joint
chairman and chief executive, Matthew Hooper.
An agency spokeswoman said: 'Chris has left Interfocus. He will still be
involved with Maxxcom.'
Following the acquisition by Interfocus, Still was one of several Osprey
directors handed senior roles.
Still brought around pounds 15 million in billings to Interfocus
following the merger. Clients of Osprey included Furniture Village,
Seiko Watches and Pirelli. Osprey decided to sell after losing its
pounds 7.5 million Vauxhall business and a failed merger with the
Following the Maxxcom deal, Interfocus made clear its intention to
expand further through acquisition in advertising, direct marketing, new
media and design.