Edelman London CEO Tari Hibbitt is stepping down after four years
at the helm of the Top 20 agency, handing over the title to John
Mahony, who was recently made joint CEO of the firm, will take full
responsibility for the 130-strong agency when Hibbitt leaves early next
Hibbitt confirmed she would continue in PR, concentrating on client
counsel, including key Edelman clients.
She said she was stepping down to spend more time in Scotland, where her
partner Dr Brian Lang is principal of St Andrews University - where
Prince William enrolled this week.
Mahony takes on the CEO role with plans to double fees from £12.5m
to £25m in the next three years.
He said he would grow Edelman both organically and through acquisitions,
with particular emphasis on bringing in 'heavyweight' staff: 'Our plan
is to go to the market over the next three years and recruit high-end
senior counsellors. If we see the right teams we will go after
Mahony added that he would also look to build the agency's consumer,
financial and tech PR offerings.