Colin Porter signs off role at Coley Porter Bell

Further management changes have taken place at Coley Porter Bell, to help the group adapt to the departures of non-executive chairman Colin Porter, and of the directors originally appointed to replace him.

Porter has given up his role to concentrate more fully on his new consultancy, CorpBrand, and on his chairmanship of the Design Business Association.

Earlier this year he reduced his role at CPB, from chairman to non-executive chairman, for the same reasons (DW 19 June). He is now “pulling back completely”, says CPB managing director Amanda Connolly.

A pair of non-board directors appointed in June, in response to the initial reduction of Porter’s role, have already left the group. Former Design Bridge director Sue Whittaker and corporate marketing consultant Milorad Adjer, who were appointed as director-in-charge and marketing director respectively, have left within the last month, confirms Connolly.

Whittaker is still working with CPB on a freelance basis, after her resignation. While Adjer decided to move back to corporate identity, rather than brand identity work, says Connolly.

Whittaker confirms her departure but declines to comment further. Adjer was unavailable for comment.

Meanwhile, Sam Blass, who was formerly a planner at Jones Knowles Ritchie, has been appointed as a director-in-charge. Jane Hobson, previously with Research International, has also been appointed as a director.

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