As reported two weeks ago, Simon Brocklebank-Fowler, Citigate
Communications’ chief executive, is on gardening leave as he negotiates
a departure from the agency.
He’s had a colourful couple of years at the agency, pulling in some top
corporate accounts, such as the Millennium Commission and Coopers and
Lybrand while at the same time, according to some Citigate sources,
falling out with other agency top brass.
Brocklebank-Fowler himself won’t comment on his departure but I’ve heard
that it was linked to the talks with rival firm Dewe Rogerson. In the
jostling for top positions it is rumoured that he was set to lose
However, while Brocklebank-Fowler’s next move remains unclear, whoever
takes him on will have to shell out a king’s ransom.
My misinformed rivals on Sunday Business have reported he was looking
for a new post which would equal the pounds 120,000 he is earning at
In fact, he was pulling in an incredible pounds 200,000 a year, pounds
250,000 including share options.
It might have to be a return to investment banking for the