W&K strategy chief Paul Colman departs suddenly

Wieden & Kennedy London strategy chief Paul Colman is leaving the agency.

W&K strategy chief Paul Colman departs suddenly

Colman's last day will be Friday (26 January). Neil Christie, the global chief operating officer of Wieden & Kennedy, said the agency cannot comment on internal matters and would not disclose the reason for Colman's departure. 

W&K will replace the head of planning position in London, Christie added. 

Ad Age has reported that Colman departed after a complaint that the agency's HR team had received.

In a statement the agency said: "[W&K] does not tolerate harassment of any kind. If harassment or inappropriate conduct is reported a timely investigation is conducted, and if a violation is found to have occurred, appropriate corrective action is taken. 

"We also do not comment on internal matters."

Colman, a 10-year veteran of the agency, was promoted to chief strategy officer in 2014.

He was one of 15 executives who became global partners, as part of the Wieden & Kennedy Stakeholders, in 2016.