Grey EMEA announces Grey London leadership succession

12 February, 2015

Lucy Jameson to be appointed CEO Grey London

LONDON — Grey EMEA today announces that Lucy Jameson, Chief Strategy Officer of Grey London and Grey EMEA, will replace Chris Hirst (who is joining Havas) as CEO Grey London.

The change will be effective immediately.

David Patton, President and CEO of Grey EMEA said, “I cannot be more proud of what Grey London has achieved over the last seven years. It has built a world-class reputation for producing amazing work and is currently the most creative and effective agency in the UK. Chris has been instrumental in this success and I’m immensely grateful for his significant contribution and commitment.

“Key to building any successful business is creating a top class management team, so it was a very easy decision to appoint Lucy as our new CEO. Lucy will not only ensure that Grey continues on its incredible journey but will take our agency, our people and our clients to new heights. It’s a really exciting time for Grey London and it will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Chris Hirst commented, “It’s been an amazing 12 years at Grey London and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved. I’ll miss a deeply talented team of people, particularly Nils and Lucy, whom I know will lead the agency onto even greater things.”

Lucy Jameson said, “I’m very excited by this opportunity to build on the momentum we’ve created here. We have great people, great clients, a great culture – and a great future.”

Nils Leonard, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Grey London added, “Grey London’s culture is what makes us different. Lucy embodies this energy and like all the best, makes everyone around her raise their game. I can’t wait to partner Lucy in taking Grey London to the next level.”

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