Seamus O'Farrell in move to Burnett for senior account role

The former Soul partner Seamus O'Farrell is to join Leo Burnett just weeks after leaving the agency he co-founded.

O'Farrell will work at Burnett as a senior account man, although his exact role has yet to be confirmed.

O'Farrell parted company with Soul amid rumours of a rift between him and the four other founding partners. Although he officially left last month, he had not been working in the agency offices for the previous two months.

However, O'Farrell denied his departure was acrimonious, maintaining that the decision to leave was his and that it was motivated by a simple desire to move on and do something new.