Chandler Chicco has laid off its head of European operations Howard
Describing the move as a ’corporate decision’, Gianfranco Chicco, the
company’s co-principal, said: ’We decided we needed a different type of
manager for our business.’
He added that managers in the agency worked ’hands-on’ and so someone
who could work within a flat management structure was needed.
Godman joined the company last year from the UK office of Manning,
Selvage and Lee, where he had been European healthcare director since
In his time at Chandler Chicco, he helped win business from names
including Bayer and Glaxo Wellcome.
Chandler Chicco poached Godman to set up its London office, which also
has a European remit.
While a replacement is being sought, consultants Sally Baxandall and
Henry Noyes will manage the London office.
Chandler Chicco was founded in the US in 1995 by former
Burson-Marsteller New York healthcare managers Robert Chandler and
In 1996, the company had a fee income of pounds 4.3 million with 40
Last year, Chandler Chicco had a fee income of pounds 5.7 million and
currently employs six staff in its London office and more than 55 in New
York. Clients include Bayer, Glaxo Wellcome and Pfizer.
Godman was unavailable for comment.