FCB Inferno has shaken up its management structure in Europe, with the biggest change seeing co-founder partner Tim Doust depart after 18 years at the agency.
Doust stayed on after FCB joined the IPG network in December 2013 but five years later he has made the decision to leave. He reflected on starting the agency from a “tiny flat” in Wimbledon.
“It is an absolute honour to have grown the agency into the tremendous success that it is today. It has been an incredible journey, with so many ups (and a few downs) and I have taken much joy from working with some of the best talent in London and overseas,” said Doust.
He added: “It now feels like the right time to move on. It is with much pride that I leave the agency in such fine fettle.”
Frazer Gibney, chief executive and founding partner said: “Tim has been an outstanding business partner for over 20 years. His impact within the agency has been immense and he will be sorely missed.”
Amid the changes at the agency, Nigel Fyfe joined this week as chief operating and financial officer. Additionally, Gibney has widened his remit to building a European base in London for FCB’s 20-odd EMEA offices.
FCB counts among its clients Havaianas, AB InBev, Huawei and BMW.