Saatchis' Deborah Mills defects to Hall & Partners

LONDON - Deborah Mills, the global planning director on Procter & Gamble at Saatchi & Saatchi, is joining Hall & Partners as its chief executive across Europe.

Deborah Mills...joining Hall & Partners
Deborah Mills...joining Hall & Partners

Mills, who will be based in the agency's London office, replaces Vanella Jackson, who has been promoted to the role of global chief executive.

Mills has been working at Saatchi & Saatchi since 2005, before which she was the managing partner at TBWA\London.

Jackson joined Hall & Partners in 2004, and has since helped grow the business from an annual turnover of £12.9 milliion in the year she joined, to a forecast annual turnover of £21 million in 2008.

Jackson said: "Deborah has an impressive track record, a great strategic mind and a keen understanding of our business.

"I am confident that she will bring new energy and vision to Hall & Partners and that we will have great fun working with her."