Corporate Culture loses Windeler

Marie Louise Windeler has quit as executive chairman of CSR comms specialist Corporate Culture after only four months.

The former Hill & Knowlton UK chief executive said: ‘The role wasn’t quite what I expected it to be. The sector is very exciting and I think they are doing a great job, but it didn’t fit me. I didn’t want to waste their time or mine.’

Windeler would not reveal her future plans, but said she ‘had a few things on the go’.

She did not rule out the possibility of setting up her own agency, following speculation last year that she was on the verge of establishing her own B2B consultancy.

Corporate Culture MD Andy Hewitt insisted: ‘There is nothing sinister or unusual about it. She dipped her toes in the social campaigning area but decided that she wanted to return to PR – an area she knows extremely well.’

He said the agency would not be seeking a replacement for Windeler because they were ‘happy with the balance of the team’.

Windeler was UK CEO at Hill & Knowlton until February 2006, after spending more than 20 years with the WPP agency.

She joined Corporate Culture earlier this year (PRWeek, 16 February).

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