Mairi Duthie, the managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi Design, has left the consultancy at short notice.
Chief executive Martin Cotter says Duthie left by mutual consent. “We didn’t see eye to eye about how the consultancy was being run,” Cotter adds.
Cotter’s deputy, Sue Griffiths, will handle the running of the consultancy in the short term.
An external replacement for Duthie is currently being sought, with Cotter hoping to make an appointment as soon as possible.
Duthie is understood to have left the country for a holiday. She could not be contacted as Design Week went to press.