EUROPE: Lobbying group GPC Market Access, part of Omnicom, is
looking to appoint a European CEO to oversee its expansion plans and
head up its existing offices in London, Edinburgh and Brussels, whose
combined fee income is pounds 8.5 million.
GPC Market Access managing directors John Dickie in Westminster, Jane
Saren in Scotland, and Julia Harrison in Brussels will report to the new
CEO, who will report directly to Jon Johnson, chairman of GPC
’GPC intends to make acquisitions in other European countries and Jon
Johnson will not be able to oversee that because he is based in
The appointment will be announced fairly soon,’ said outgoing London MD
The agency has a network of 12 affiliates across Europe, and intends to
negotiate share acquisitions with some of these agencies. GPC is
particularly interested in Germany, where its affiliate is IPSE.