Wieden+Kennedy London has announced a new organisational structure to its management team, with the promotion of two senior members of agency staff. In just 18 months, the agency has increased its full-time staff by almost 100%, and the reorganisation is intended to distribute the responsibility of running the business.
Helen Foulder has been promoted from Head of Account Handling to Deputy Managing Director. During her six years at the agency, Helen has run the Three and Lurpak accounts as Group Account Director, as well building one of the strongest account handling departments in London. Helen’s new role will see her taking on some of Managing Director Neil Christie’s responsibilities, applying her smart strategic thinking, people skills and enthusiasm across the agency. Specifically, she will be responsible for ensuring the excellence of delivery of creative work and service across the agency’s portfolio of clients.
Andrew Kay, currently Group Account Director on the agency’s Mondelez and Coca-Cola business, is promoted to take over Helen’s former role as Head of Account Handling. Andy has also been with Wieden+Kennedy for six years, during which he worked in both the London and Amsterdam offices. He will build on Helen’s work running the account handling department, taking responsibility for all aspects of resourcing, training, development and performance of the agency’s account handlers. Alongside his new responsibilities, Andy will continue with his current responsibilities leading the FUZE Tea, Stride and Halls accounts.
Managing director Neil Christie and Executive Creative Directors Tony Davidson and Kim Papworth will continue in their current roles.
Neil Christie, Managing Director, says “I'm delighted to be able to announce that two of our best and most loyal people are stepping up to take on new responsibilities. These promotions are richly deserved and will help us to continue to try to do our best for our clients and our people.”
Helen Foulder, Deputy Managing Director, comments: “I've always been very proud to work at Wieden+Kennedy and I'm incredibly excited about my new role; getting more involved across the agency as a whole and ensuring that we continue to deliver the absolute best work we can for our clients”
Andrew Kay, Head of Account Management, says “This account management department is full of enormously talented people committed to helping create stand out, culturally relevant work for the Agency and our Clients. I'm really excited about the opportunity to now work with all of them a lot more.”