Graham White Departs opr After 20 Years

Graham White Departs opr After 20 Years

Longtime employee, former MD of Howorth, and current chief operating officer Graham White will be leaving opr.

Since joining the WPP-owned agency in 2000, White has held a range of senior roles across the Ogilvy PR business. He first joined business and technology communications firm Howorth in 2000 and became joint MD in 2005. During his time running Howorth, White was joint-MD of Pulse for 18 months from 2007 to early 2009 and played a key role in establishing and leading Ogilvy PR’s Social@Ogilvy practice from 2009-2013.

White also made an important contribution across the region and worldwide, partnering with Ogilvy’s global and regional technology practice. White was appointed to the position of COO for opr In February this year.

opr CEO Richard Brett said: “This year has forced many businesses to rethink and reset. As we work on our business plans and start to look ahead, we recognise that we need to reshape our agency around growing client needs, key growth areas and our people. As part of this we have had to look at our existing roles and operating structure and rethink what that looks like for 2021 and beyond.

“Sadly, as part of this restructure, we say goodbye to our valuable and trusted colleague Graham.

“Graham is a trusted advisor to so many clients and is a true people person. He is fiercely loved by his teams and always makes the time for people and can be counted on for his quick-witted British sense of humour.   Many people within the business have known and worked with Graham for a long time so please join me in thanking him for his loyalty, commitment, passion and support for this business over more than two decades. We wish him every success in the future,” concluded Brett.

Commenting on the news, White said: “After more than two decades in the business, it’s with a heavy heart that this journey ends. I leave with so many great memories and triumphs and am proud of the achievements and successes the agency has afforded me over all these years. I’ve had the privilege of working with so many great people, past and present, and now look forward to the next chapter in my career.”

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