Richard Pinder is to exit Crispin, Porter + Bogusky (CP&B); the latest in a string of high profile departures at the creative agency.
Pinder has spent the last thee years at the MDC-owned shop, leading its UK and International division.
“While I have loved every minute of working with the incredible team at CP+B, the draw of a return to entrepreneurial life is too strong to ignore. It just feels like the right time," he said.
Prior to joining CP+B, Pinder co-founded The House Worldwide, described as "a new take on global networks" which worked with brands including Levis, Lenovo, Argos and Laurent Perrier and was eventually bought by CP+B.
Before that he spent over a decade at Publicis, working largely within Leo Burnett before becoming chief operating officer for the advertising group.
His imminent exit causes yet more turbulence for CP+B’s London office with its chief creative officer Dave Buonaguidi due to leave the agency this month, having handed in his notice earlier this year.
Buonaguidi plans to set up a new consultancy – dubbed UNLtd-inc – with the agency's director of operations, Arjun Singh, leaving yet another role vacant.
Replacements for Buonaguidi and Singh have not been named.
Meanwhile, global chief executive Lori Senecal announced she would would be leaving the agency at the end of 2017 with a decision on her replacement also yet to be made.