Archive for January, 2014
The company has expanded substantially in the last five years despite the worst economic conditions in memory. Now it plans to continue its trajectory particularly in non-packaging areas including corporate identity, digital and brand worlds.
Andy Porteous joins as a Non-Executive Director after 26 years at Unilever. His brief is to bring a client’s perspective to the business, helping the company to deepen its relationships with clients. He will also help Coley Porter Bell strengthen its digital offer. He takes up his role in January.
At Unilever he occupied a range of senior positions. Most recently he was Global Senior Vice President Digital Unilever Foods. Previous positions include Marketing Director Unilever Foods Poland and Global Brand Senior Vice President for a portfolio of food brands.
At the same time Georgina Goude joins as Head of Client Services from Wolff Olins, where she was a Business Director. Previously she worked as a Principal at brand design agency Heavenly, and spent five years as Senior Account Director and then Head of Client Services at Interbrand.
Vicky Bullen, CEO of Coley Porter Bell said: “We are fortunate to have found two individuals of such a high caliber to help our business. Andy has insight into what clients want at the very highest levels, while Georgina has a track record as a superb builder of client relationships. We want them to help us grow not only our numbers but also other aspects of the business such as our fame, the breadth of our offer, our client list and the quality of our work.”
Andy Porteous said: “I’ve enjoyed working with Coley Porter Bell as a client for the best part of two decades. Now I am looking forward to seeing how the client perspective can contribute to their growth strategy.”
Georgina Goude says: “I have long admired the work that Coley Porter Bell do and am excited by their brands and their ambition. I am looking forward to being part of the team that will take Coley Porter Bell into its next phase of growth” ENDS