Ketchum promotes Lee and Propper in reshuffle

Ketchum has reorganised its London management team, ­promoting head of European healthcare Avril Lee and director of consumer Nick Propper to deputy CEO roles.

Lee: takes deputy CEO job after rejig
Lee: takes deputy CEO job after rejig

Lee’s promotion means she will now oversee Patrick Barrow, the new managing director of corporate, when he starts at Ketchum next month.

Barrow, currently managing director of the PRCA, is to ­become the first MD of corporate since Paul Baverstock left to ­pursue a political career in 2005 (PRWeek, 8 June).

Barrow will now report ­directly to Lee, who will head up Ketchum ­London’s healthcare, consumer and corporate affairs ­departments.

Promoted to deputy CEO alongside Lee is Nick Propper, who will lead the newly created ‘enterprise’ team as well as the firm’s strategic planning, creative services and media services.

Also promoted is Susannah Knox, who will assume Lee’s ­prior responsibilities as managing director of healthcare.

Sebastien Desprez, also a ­director in healthcare, will take on the role of MD of interna­tional healthcare.

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