Still ready to stand down from position as Interfocus chair

The industry veteran Chris Still is leaving Interfocus, where he is

the joint chairman, and is moving away from day-to-day involvement in

agency life.



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

Interfocus.



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

architect HLM.



Following the Maxxcom deal, Interfocus made clear its intention to

expand further through acquisition in advertising, direct marketing, new

media and design.



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