Exon named CEO at RKCR/Y&R

Exon... CEO
Exon... CEO

LONDON - Richard Exon has been promoted to chief executive at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, just eight weeks after being appointed as the agency’s managing director.


Exon, who will start his new role immediately, replaces James Murphy, who is leaving the agency to form a start-up with RKCR/Y&R's creative director, Ben Priest, and planning director, David Golding (Campaign, 22 June).

Following a meeting last week with senior WPP executives the trio will relinquish their responsibilities immediately and leave the agency within the next six weeks.

RKCR/Y&R will now also be looking for a replacement creative director and planning director.

The decision to promote Exon was made by Massimo Costa, Young & Rubicam's European chief, and Mark Roalfe, the chairman of RKCR/Y&R, who will now take over running the creative department until a creative director is found.

The move will also see Tony Harris, the international business director, become deputy chairman and Russell Hopson, the deputy managing director, becoming the managing director.


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