Brunswick shakes up management team in US, UK

Brunswick Group has made changes to its management team with appointments in the US and UK.

Brunswick Group global leader Alan Parker
Brunswick Group global leader Alan Parker

LONDON: Brunswick Group has made changes to its management team with appointments in the US and UK.

Nick Lovegrove, a former senior partner at McKinsey, will join the firm as managing partner in the US. The role, which has been vacant in recent months, includes overseeing Brunswick's four US offices.

Lovegrove’s position was most recently filled by Michael Buckley, who left the firm for Facebook in January 2013. Steve Lipin, US senior partner, is "still very much involved in the growth and strategy" of the firm, and he will work closely with Lovegrove, according to a Brunswick spokesperson.

It also named Simon Sporborg as UK managing partner. He will replace Nick Claydon, who led the firm’s London office for four years, and will work to integrate its client offering across Europe.

A Brunswick spokesperson said the role will focus on ensuring the group’s global offices work effectively together, reflecting a renewed emphasis on Europe as a region.

Sporborg joined Brunswick in 1998 having completed an MBA at Cass Business School and serving in the British Army. He has worked as a partner in the London office for 10 years in the consumer industries sector and leading Brunswick’s real estate, gaming, and lodging practices.

Claydon rejoined Brunswick as a partner in 2001 after serving as head of communications at British Airways. His clients have included Unilever, Rolls-Royce, Burberry, Thomson Reuters, BP, and McKinsey.

Lovegrove will join Brunswick next month after more than 30 years with McKinsey in London and Washington, DC. He spent the past two years at the Albright Stonebridge Group, an international public affairs advisory firm.

This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK. It was updated on April 30 with more information about the US role. Laura Nichols also contributed to this story.

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