Sheryl Marjoram has been appointed to succeed Alex Lubar as chief executive of McCann London. Lubar is vacating the role to take on the position of president of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific where he will join the senior leadership board.
Marjoram moves up from managing director, having joined in June 2017. She boasts previous senior management roles in Saatchi & Saatchi, Mother, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, and Ogilvy & Mather London.
McCann London said it has "experienced a renaissance" since Lubar and Marjoram" joined to manage the agency with joint chief creative officers Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson - and chief strategy officer Theo Izzard-Brown.
Under their guidance the Interpublic Group-agency has won new business with Chivas Regal, RB, Wimbledon, Just Eat, Godiva and Subway Europe and is McCann Worldgroup’s largest UK agency by revenue.
Mark Lund, UK chief executive of McCann Worldgroup, said: “Since her arrival Sheryl Marjoram has been critical to driving growth working with the London leadership team - Alex, Theo, Rob and Lol, to ensure we achieve a consistently excellent standard of creative output - she will be a terrific chief executive."
He added: "She is a great ambassador for our industry and for creative and strategic brilliance and endeavour. Of course we will miss Alex, he’s been a wonderful colleague and this elevation is richly deserved.”
Marjoram said: "I want to thank Alex for everything he leaves behind: an awesome team and a brilliant business. Working alongside him for the last two years has been truly excellent. I take over where he leaves off with great pride, joy and excitement and quite frankly, I can’t wait to get stuck in. This is going to be fun."
Back in April, McCann expanded its creative leadership team in New York with the promotions of executive creative directors Dan Donovan and Wayne Best.