Oliver Foster has been promoted to a newly-created chief executive role at Pagefield.
Previously a managing partner, Foster joined the company when it was formed in 2010. The new role was created to enable Pagefield founder Mark Gallagher to spend more time on non-project work, such as political work, with charities and on Brexit-related activity.
Gallagher said: “The size and scale of the agency – together with its heavily embedded values and culture – means that I am now able to appoint a chief executive. I wanted someone with a deep knowledge of PR, public affairs and campaigning and someone who would retain and build Pagefield’s focus on outstanding client service.
“I am delighted that my fellow founding partner Oli Foster is that person. Oli has been doing a fantastic job as our managing partner for the past year or so, and this appointment confirms my confidence in him and in his exemplary track record as senior counsel and critical friend to our clients – and as a brilliant team leader.”
Prior to joining Pagefield, Foster was a public affairs manager at ITV, before becoming the head of corporate affairs at the UK Film Council in 2009.
Foster added: “Pagefield is a unique place. Mark is a unique friend and colleague, and becoming Pagefield’s chief executive is a unique opportunity that I’m thrilled to be taking on.”