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Spark Foundry Strengthens Leadership Team with New Chief Client Officer

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Previously, Baker spent almost 15 years at Blue 449 in various roles

Spark Foundry Strengthens Leadership Team with New Chief Client Officer

Spark Foundry, the UK Acceleration agency, has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of Katharine Baker as its new chief client officer.

Baker, who previously worked for Blue 449, is returning to the industry, and Publicis Media, following a two-year career break. In this new role, she will be responsible for developing client relationships to deliver maximum value and growth for clients. Baker reports into Pete Edwards, CEO, Spark Foundry UK.

Previously, Baker spent almost 15 years at Blue 449 in various roles, most recently as managing partner, where she led planning across brands such as Asda, M&S, Barclays and Weetabix. In total, she has over 17 years of communications planning experience across a wealth of sectors including retail, travel, tech, finance, luxury and FMCG.

Pete Edwards, CEO at Spark Foundry said: “I’m delighted to welcome Katharine back into the agency after some time away. I’m a strong believer that a career break should not hinder professional progress so it’s fantastic to welcome her onto our senior leadership team. Katharine combines an incredibly strategic brain with sharp commercial acumen that will not only help accelerate our clients’ businesses, but also inspire the rest of the agency.”

Katharine Baker, chief client officer at Spark Foundry said: “I’m really thrilled to be joining Pete and the team, and re-joining Publicis Media where I have spent most of my career. I can’t wait to get stuck into the role and work with the rest of the agency to continue raising the bar and producing great work that makes a difference to our clients.”

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Spark Foundry, Thu, 11 Nov 2021 16:36:00 GMT