Whittaker quits B-M

Burson-Marsteller’s UK chairman, Nigel Whittaker, resigned last month after almost two years in the post. Whittaker reported to European CEO Ken Rietz and oversaw the agency’s 215 London-based staff. He was responsible for business development, staff management and some client handling. Whittaker’s responsibilities are being assumed by senior London-based staff, including Rietz, until his replacement is found. Whittaker holds several non-executive posts at companies including DIY chain Wickes. He plans to continue working for B-M on a project basis. Whittaker’s career prior to joining B-M included a stint as corporate affairs director at Kingfisher.

Burson-Marsteller’s UK chairman, Nigel Whittaker, resigned last

month after almost two years in the post. Whittaker reported to European

CEO Ken Rietz and oversaw the agency’s 215 London-based staff. He was

responsible for business development, staff management and some client

handling. Whittaker’s responsibilities are being assumed by senior

London-based staff, including Rietz, until his replacement is found.

Whittaker holds several non-executive posts at companies including DIY

chain Wickes. He plans to continue working for B-M on a project basis.

Whittaker’s career prior to joining B-M included a stint as corporate

affairs director at Kingfisher.



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