By AdNews | 20 December 2002
CEOs Whybin TBWA formalised its relationship with Des Speakman, appointing him CEO in April and promoting Wayne Wood to vice chairman. Euro RSCG sent David Jones up the network ladder back in the UK, with Aussie-born Glen Fraser, who was managing partner & head of client service at O&M London, taking the CEO chair in July. Another former Lion Nathan marketer, Jim OÕMahony, took the helm at Saatchi & Saatchi in October, replacing David Ansell, who joined the Mars pet food division. Batey Kazoo lost its 12-year CEO Steve Gray over differences of direction and management. MDs Whybin Lawrence TBWA MD John Preston (pictured) left in November. Tom Moult lured FNLÕs Anthony Gregorio to join as MD, with Christine Gardner stepping down to a part-time role. Russell AlfordÕs departure from Leo Burnett after 16 years led to Melinda Geertz stepping up as MD of Melbourne. Fresh in the job, Y&R CEO Hamish McLennan made Geoff Ingall MD in Melbourne in October, with outgoing MD John Peters resurfacing as MD of Clemenger BBDO (Brisbane). Honchos Michel Lawrence was unceremoniously dumped as chairman of JWT in March, then established a marketing communications group, The Egg, in August, acquiring Smart Creative to finish off the year. Another former JWT honcho, Wayne Kingston of Kingdom fame became a consultant to Brand-house Arnold and Peppers & Rogers. Agency founder Stephen Wells quit 303 Perth in March, saying ÒitÕs time to move onÓ. Planners Jeremy Sankey was retrenched from Grey and quickly set up as a consultant. Clemenger BBDO (Sydney) lured Mike Daniels from DDB in August. Richard Sauerman was a casualty from McCann-Erickson. Peter Spalding quit Y&R Adelaide as strategy planning director to relaunch his consultancy, Flying In Formation.

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