Loewy Group has promoted Jane Latham, former finance director for Loewy, to the role of group finance director, as it expands its executive team to prepare for further mergers.
Latham will work alongside group managing director Ed Hardy to optimise the financial performance of the various companies within Loewy.
As part of the move, chief finance officer Bryan Wilsher will be freed up to concentrate on M&A activity and corporate finance.
As part of her role, Latham is involved in a project to explore Loewy’s back office operations, including standardising the accounting, HR and IT systems.
Loewy has spent the past three years acquiring a range of specialist creative companies, including branding and communications consultancy Bite last November and Williams Murray Hamm in December.
According to the group, this has resulted in a mix of internal operating systems that now need aligning. It is expected that the business will have more than 350 staff by the end of the year.
Charlie Hoult, Loewy’s group chief executive officer, says ‘Loewy has spent three years building a family of creatively outstanding agencies. It’s time now to integrate them operationally and to develop an infrastructure that will cope with our ambitious growth plans. In her new role, Jane will be ideally placed to drive this process forward.’