Weber Shandwick boosts London leadership team
Weber Shandwick has enhanced its leadership team with the promotions of Emma Thompson and Lucie Harper to the newly-created roles of MD London operations and consumer, and MD London client experience and health, respectively.
Thompson (pictured left) has led Weber’s consumer marketing team in London for the last six years, taking the team to double digit growth in revenue.
In her new London Operations role, she will manage financial operations from five P&L structures to just one, and will organise the agency’s specialists around client assignments.
Harper (pictured right) has led Weber’s health practice in London for ten years, which also saw double digit growth in revenue in 2015.
Her primary focus will be to work closely with chief client officer Cathy Calhoun, executive vice president, international consulting, EMEA, Nick Stravs and Weber’s global client experience team to deliver a London focused programme for the agency and its clients.
Weber Shandwick London reported 30% year-on-year growth of its top 40 clients in 2015, and recent wins have included British Gas and The Avis Budget Group.
Rachel Friend, MD of Weber Shandwick London, said: “Weber Shandwick continues to push the boundaries of PR, going beyond our traditional scope to transform client engagements in our dynamic industry.
“As we continue to evolve our agency model, I am delighted to promote Lucie and Emma into these important new roles to enable us to stay ahead of our competitors and put our clients and innovation at the heart of every decision we make.”