CHE Proximity Managing Director Vanessa Nicol Exits Agency

CHE Proximity Managing Director Vanessa Nicol Exits Agency

CHE Proximity managing director Vanessa Nicol has left the agency after her role was made redundant amid the COVID-19 pandemic, B&T can confirm.

She was appointed to the role in February last year after moving across from Clemenger Group where she was managing partner.

During her time at CHEP, Nicol was a member of the agency’s leadership team, responsible for all aspects of its operation.

A key focus of her role was leading CHEP’s Telstra relationship, which spans across Melbourne and Sydney.

Prior to joining CHEP, Nicol’s career has spanned both client and agency sides in business, creative and media roles.

Nicol has also headed up OMD’s Telstra relationship and M&C Saatchi’s Optus relationship.

In a comment to B&T, Nicol said: “I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside the best, truly talented individuals driving impact for brands.

“I wish everyone at CHEP future success and most importantly to stay safe during these unchartered times.”

CHEP CEO Chris Howatson said in a statement to B&T: “We made the difficult decision to make the Managing Director roles across CHEP redundant. Unfortunately, Vanessa Nicol, who has been a key part of our family, team and business was part of that decision, and a person who was due to start in the coming months in our Melbourne hub is being delayed to Jan 2021.

“It was a terribly tough decision, and one not reflective on individual performance, but made to protect the jobs of the wider agency as we best manage the changes in our client businesses.

“The role of the MD position will managed by myself with the support of the wider CHEP management group as we continue to support our clients with whatever they need to maintain their businesses throughout this time. We anticipate restoring the roles in 2021.

“As always, we support anyone who leaves our business in the most generous and caring ways possible.”

 

 




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