Wolff Olins has appointed Karl Heiselman, its US chief executive, to the newly created role of worldwide chief executive.
According to a spokeswoman for the group, Heiselman’s appointment will not affect other management roles at the group.
However, it has emerged that managing director Charles Wright quietly moved out of his role as managing director of the London office when former Grey Worldwide managing director Steve Richards joined the group as chief operating officer in 2004. Wright continues his role as a member of the board and works with key clients, the spokeswoman says.
As worldwide chief executive, Heiselman will work with the board to set the agenda for growth. He will work across several Wolff Olins offices.
Heiselman joined Wolff Olins in 2000. Prior to becoming US chief executive in 2006, he was creative director.