Burson-Marsteller has announced today that its chairman, Mike Love, is to step down with immediate effect.
It is understood that Love is stepping down from his role as chairman for personal reasons. He will remain an employee of Burson-Marsteller, providing senior advice to clients and colleagues.
Amanda Pierce, UK CEO, said: “Mike Love has been a great chairman for Burson-Marsteller UK and a trusted advisor to me in my role as CEO.
“I am delighted that he will remain on the staff and that his senior counsel will continue to be available to clients and colleagues alike. Whilst we will miss seeing him in the office every day, we understand why this has been the right choice for him and his family.”
Love joined Burson-Marsteller as chairman in September 2012. With more than 30 years’ experience in corporate comms and political campaigning, he previously led comms for the likes of McDonald’s Europe, Microsoft EMEA, BT Global Services and G4S Cash Solutions. This followed a first career in political campaign management, which included five years as the political party agent to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.