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Ketchum Restructures London Management

Ketchum London has reordered its management team with new roles for senior executives Avril Lee, Nick Propper, Susannah Knox and Sébastien Desprez.

Paul Holmes

LONDON—Ketchum London has reordered its management team with new roles for senior executives Avril Lee, Nick Propper, Susannah Knox and Sébastien Desprez.

Lee and Propper have been appointed to deputy CEOs, reporting to U.K. chief executive David Gallagher. Lee, formerly head of European healthcare for the agency, will oversee the office’s three main consultancy offers in healthcare, consumer and corporate affairs. Propper, a director in the consumer practice, will now lead the office’s “enterprise” functions, a new line of responsibility designed to align operational capabilities—including finance, human resources and information technology—and will also lead the office’s development of offers in strategic planning, creative services and media services.

The new Deputy CEO posts are designed to ensure Ketchum clients avoid the “silos” that can plague larger agencies with multiple practice areas, and to maintain a client-centered attitude across the entire agency, according to Gallagher.

Susannah Knox moves from director, healthcare, to managing director, taking on Lee’s previous responsibilities for management and development of the 60-member London healthcare team. Desprez, also a director in healthcare, takes on the new role of managing director of international healthcare, expanding the agency’s capacity to serve global clients from multiple centers.

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