Jim Prior, CEO of WPP multi-award-winning brand consultancy and design agency The Partners, has also been appointed CEO of Lambie-Nairn, fellow WPP leading brand and design agency, in a new combined role. The current CEO of Lambie-Nairn, Christian Schroeder, is moving on after seven years in the role to become the WPP Client Leader for British American Tobacco.
During 13 years at The Partners, Prior has successfully led the agency through significant business growth and global expansion whilst continuing to strengthen its pre-eminent creative reputation through major award wins at Cannes, D&AD and elsewhere. He brings his skills in combining business and strategic rigour with outstanding creativity to Lambie-Nairn; an award-winning international agency that shares these values.
In his new dual role, Jim will manage both agencies as distinct businesses and both will continue to serve their clients as separate brands.
Jim Prior comments: “It has been my great privilege to play a part in The Partners’ success of the last 13 years and I look forward to continuing that journey. The opportunity now to take a similar course with Lambie-Nairn is hugely exciting, and I very much look forward to building on the superb foundations that it has in place.”
Christian Schroeder says: “After seven fantastic years at Lambie-Nairn, developing the business from a single agency in London to a network of nine international offices, I have been given a great opportunity personally with WPP. I have known and worked alongside Jim at a WPP level for many years and, personally and professionally, I can think of no better person to lead Lambie-Nairn into the future.”view more - Hires, Wins & Business