Gavin Anderson, worldwide chief executive of the eponymous PR
company, has stepped down, and appointed Richard Constant MBE to take
Constant was previously chief executive of the London office. He has
worked for Gavin Anderson and Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Omnicom, for ten years, prior to which he worked at international
investment bank Robert Fleming.
His appointment is one of several changes to the senior management of
the financial and corporate PR specialist.
Anderson remains as chairman, while Robert Mead, previously head of
Gavin Anderson’s North American operations, becomes president.
The head of Gavin Anderson in Europe, Howard Lee, becomes executive
vice-chairman of Gavin Anderson Worldwide, heading the financial
practice group; and chairman of the London operation.
’We have put in place a new management team to take the business
forward,’ said Constant. ’We intend to become the premier firm in our
chosen field and to be recognised internationally as the firm of choice
to advise on communication issues that matter in the boardroom.’
Gavin Anderson and Company was founded in New York 20 years ago and now
has offices in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris, Frankfurt,
Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. It plans to open five new offices by
2001, in cities including Sao Paulo, Brussels and Johannesburg.
It has worldwide fee income of over pounds 25 million a year, 230 staff
and some 300 clients, which include Reuters, IBM, British Energy and
Commenting on Constant’s appointment, Anderson said: ’It is time for the
company to grow from its very solid base to its next stage, and I
believe that this is best done under the new and fresh leadership which