The Week: People news - W&K hires Lee Newman

Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam has appointed Lee Newman, formerly the senior vice-president and group account director at the Austin-based GSD&M, as its managing director.

Newman replaces Tim O'Kennedy, who is leaving to take time out of the industry, and will join the executive creative directors John Norman and Jeff Kling on the agency's management team. In previous roles, Newman led GSD&M's BMW account and before that worked as a senior vice-president and group account director at McKinney-Silver.

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