The Week: People news - Marsh exits

Russell Marsh, the managing director of, is leaving the agency without a job to go to.

He will depart on 31 July and Alex Wright, the deputy managing director, will take over his duties until a permanent replacement is found. Marsh is the latest in a long line of senior departures from in the past year. Last month, Nick Corsten, its sales and marketing director, left to join Sense Worldwide as the managing director and in September, Paul Banham, the European executive creative director, and James Clifton, the European planning director, left without jobs to go to. This followed the departure of David Eastman in June 2007 to become the chief executive of Omnicom's Zulu.