Bell Pottinger chairman David Wilson steps down after 15 years

Bell Pottinger chairman David Wilson has announced his decision to move on after 15 years.

Announcing the move via email Wilson revealed he was leaving for pastures new, adding: "I've enjoyed a tremendous time here at Bell Pottinger and as I continue to be a shareholder, I look forward to seeing the company go from strength to strength."

He wrote: "It's now time for me to take a break after nearly three decades of working life and decide what I'd like to do in the future. More on that when I've worked it out for myself."

In October 2014 Wilson was promoted to chairman from the role of managing director.

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