Rupert Howell exits McCann Erickson

LONDON - Rupert Howell is parting company with McCann Erickson, Campaign can exclusively reveal.

Howell... leaving McCann
Howell... leaving McCann

The network has confirmed that he will step down in June as chairman of its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations.

Giueseppe Usuelli, the chairman and chief executive of McCann Worldgroup Italy, will replace him.

John Dooner, the network's chief executive, praised Howell for restoring confidence and growth in the region after a difficult period. "We wish him all good things," he said. Howell joined McCann from Chime in 2003.