Immedia Group, the AIM-listed digital audio content company headed by DJ Bruno Brookes, has appointed former DM agency chief Tim Hipperson as non-executive chairman to boost its leadership team.
Hipperson, who has been working for the company in a consultancy role since April and has carried out a strategic review of the business, succeeds Geoff Howard-Spink, the former co-founder of advertising agency Lowe Howard-Spink.
In a statement on the London Stock Exchange, Immedia described Hipperson as an “innovative and award-winning business leader with specialist knowledge in digital technology, data, content development, media and mobile”.
The group added: “He has a proven track record of helping companies develop and deliver innovative business plans, mergers, acquisitions, business change programmes and significant growth having held CEO positions within WPP, Interpublic Group and Publicis Groupe and more recently as Interim CEO at Weve, the jointly funded mobile venture invested in by O2, EE and Vodafone.”
Hipperson started his career at the Database Group in 1990, then in 1995 became data planning director at Tequila. He went on to hold senior roles at McCann Relationship Marketing, DraftFCB, RMG and G2 Joshua and ZenithOptimedia.
He now has his own consultancy business, Morph Management, running strategic business reviews, business change and M&A projects. He also has a number of non-exec and investor roles in marketing-related businesses, and is also chairman of Fearlessly Frank.
Chief executive Bruno Brookes said: “I would like to welcome Tim as Immedia’s new chairman; he brings with him extensive experience and will provide strategic leadership as we continue to develop and grow our business.
“I would also like to thank Geoff for his valuable contribution to the business over many years and wish him well for the future.”
On LinkedIn, Hipperson said: “I am very pleased to be joining Bruno and the team at Immedia to deliver the future growth plans we have defined for the company, and to welcoming Immedia to the Morph portfolio of businesses.”
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