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Oath confirms that it will directly replace former UK MD Nigel Clarkson

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Oath has begun the search for a new UK managing director to replace Nigel Clarkson directly, The Drum has learned.

Clarkson’s sudden departure from the business last week (Friday 15 December) came after an internal investigation which led the termination of his employment with the company.

Dan Durling, agency sales director has taken on commercial responsibilities for the UK, reporting to VP EMEA Stuart Flint, in the interim period but the company has confirmed that it is planning to appoint a new managing director for the UK.

The circumstances that led to the investigation have yet to emerge. On announcing Clarkson’s departure, the company stated that it had looked “into alleged breaches of our standards of business conduct and our Oath values.”

It added: “Oath is a values-led company and we take all complaints and allegations from our employees extremely seriously and we move fast to act on them.”

Clarkson became managing director in the UK following Yahoo’s acquisition by the Verizon-owned company last year, having previously held the role of UK managing director at the search media company.

A spokesperson for Oath would not comment further when questioned by The Drum for additional details on events and the timescale for when a successor would be appointed.

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