Elliot tipped for European CEO post at OA&R

Jackie Elliot, managing director of Manning Selvage and Lee in London and chairman of the PRCA, is tipped as the front runner for the job of European chief executive of Ogilvy Adams and Rinehart.

Jackie Elliot, managing director of Manning Selvage and Lee in

London and chairman of the PRCA, is tipped as the front runner for the

job of European chief executive of Ogilvy Adams and Rinehart.



Elliot joined Manning Selvage and Lee from Rowland in 1990 as joint

managing director with Alasdair Sutherland. She is thought to have been

approached by Ogilvy Adams and Rinehart’s executive vice-president

Marilou von Festel several months ago but has yet to make a

decision.



Others to be approached include ex-Burson-Marst-eller chief executive

Alison Canning and former Leedex group managing director Jane

Howard.



Elliot - who presided over a 38 per cent increase in fee income to

pounds 2.9 million for Manning Selvage and Lee last year - would neither

confirm nor deny that she was in talks with Ogilvy Adams and Rinehart.

’It’s a bad week when I don’t get an offer or two,’ she told PR

Week.



The news emerged as John Margaritis was supplanted as CEO of Ogilvy

Adams and Rinehart by Bob Seltzer, general manager of Porter Novelli in

New York.



Seltzer, described by Martin Sorrell, CEO of parent company WPP, as ’a

superior business builder’ joins on 2 June.



Margaritis will remain on the Ogilvy Adams and Rinehart payroll as

’counsel’.



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