Three senior Ludgate Communications directors are to leave the
company in May and will not be directly replaced.
Deputy chairman David Simpson, and directors Terry Garrett and Michael
Tate will ’pursue other interests’ from June. The move is described by
all parties as ’amicable’.
At present, all three are part of Ludgate’s special projects team, which
will cease to exist after their departure. Its activities, which include
mergers and acquisitions by retained clients such as House of Fraser and
British Biotech, will be absorbed into other teams.
Ludgate chief executive Robin Hepburn said the agency’s shift over the
past year to a sector-led approach means clients will find the change
seamless. ’We will be assessing in each case who will be the most
appropriate person to handle that client,’ he said.
Ludgate now has a board of ten directors. The agency is currently
looking to hire someone to join the board to boost its expertise in
technology, he added. ’There is little logic in removing one set of
people just to replace them with the same set of people. The business
has to change.’