Holmes Report 08 Jan 2012 // 12:00AM GMT
LONDON—Following the departure of international managing director James Acheson-Gray, Grayling has restructured its international team under the leadership of Ursula Colgan, who has been named international business development director, reporting into global chief executive Michael Murphy. She will be responsible for the firm’s international new business strategy and growth.
Colgan is supported by Adam Robinson, who becomes international client services and marketing director, and will focus on the management of existing international accounts, including British Airways and Skype, and also take on responsibility for global marketing.
The two will be charged with securing more international and multi-country client mandates for Grayling, building on 2011 wins with British Airways and DHL, and to drive innovation, insights and efficiency in delivery on behalf of Grayling’s international client accounts.
Colgan has been with Grayling since 2006 and, prior to her current role was country manager of Grayling’s Russian office. She has more than a decade of consultancy and in-house PR experience gained through roles based out of London, Brussels and Moscow. Robinson joined the company in 2008 as group account director in Grayling’s Moscow office and in 2009 became country manager for Grayling’s Ukraine operations, relocating back to the UK in October 2010.