Digital agency fuse8 appoints managing director
Leeds-based digital agency fuse8 has promoted Claire Wood to the role of managing director. Wood, who joined fuse8 from fellow Leeds agency Brass last September, has been promoted from operations director. She will now have full responsibility for all day-to-day operational management of the fuse8 group, which also includes London digital agency Delete. In a statement the fuse8 said Wood's promotion would enable the agency's founders, director Andy Hutchinson and chief executive officer Mark Walton, to focus on the business's 'strategic direction'. Walton said: "Her new role is vital within the fuse8 Group, is well-matched to her skills and experience and will allow her to exert even more influence over the agency’s operations in the future, which will only benefit the agency and our clients.” Before joining fuse8, Wood was a group account director at Brass leading and managing its digital account team. She said of her new post: "The business has developed at pace and we are undertaking a strategic growth plan which will strengthen our position as one of the UK’s leading digital agencies. “We have clear objectives to position our business as the first agency of choice for clients, prospects and people. My role as managing director will allow me to work with the hugely talented teams we have within the Group to realise its potential." Established in 2000, the fuse8 Group acquired Delete in 2010 and employs more than 80 people across offices in Leeds, London and Russia.