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
Others to be approached include ex-Burson-Marst-eller chief executive
Alison Canning and former Leedex group managing director Jane
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
The news emerged as John Margaritis was supplanted as CEO of Ogilvy
Adams and Rinehart by Bob Seltzer, general manager of Porter Novelli in
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