Jeremy Middleton departs as non-exec director of Fuse8 following buyout deal

The acquisition of Fuse8 by founders Mark Walton and Andy Hutchinson from its parent company, will see the departure of one of its non-executive chairman Jeremy Middleton, although another non-executive, Graeme Burns will continue.

Former Media Square chief executive Middleton joined Fuse8 as a non-executive chairman in September 2009, working alongside the agency’s senior management team as it joined AIM in 2010.

Last year, the agency delisted from the stock exchange however after it discovered that its financial targets would not be met.

The buyout of Fuse8 from parent company Fuse8 ltd by the founders will see Middleton depart the agency, although Graeme Burns will remain involved at a board level, Hutchinson informed The Drum.

“From a day-to-day perspective there will be absolutely no changes to the way fuse8 currently works. However, in the future, we shall be able to undertake more investment in the development of the business,” added Hutchinson.

“Our team remains unchanged and we are here to deliver the same award-winning, results-driven work that we have become known for.”

Stephen Lepitak

Stephen Lepitak is editor of The Drum, with responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day running of the content produced for the various platforms run by the publication. Over the years he has interviewed agency network bosses such as Sir Martin Sorrell, Maurice Lévy and Arthur Sadoun, as well as Cindy Gallop, Kim Kardashian, film directors James Cameron, Spike Jonze, Richard Curtis and Lord David Puttnam. With a keen interest in media and breaking news, Lepitak has been with The Drum since 2005 and is based across its UK, US and Asia operations.

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