Leagas Delaney chairman Bruce Haines is lined-up to replace Rupert Howell as president of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising when the latter ends his two-year stint in April.

Haines was formally adopted last week as the IPA Council's candidate for the presidency, to all intents and purposes ensuring his appointment. But Howell, will be a tough act to follow, according to CampaignLive. He has been a vocal public defender of the industry, at the same time no slouch at maintaining a personally high profile.

Haines, on the other hand, is known for an astute business brain as much as his personal charm. His twin tenancies at the helm of previously ailing Leagas Delaney are credited with its turnround into one of Britain's best regarded and best performing shops.

The IPA is also seeking a replacement for incumbent director-general Nick Phillips who is due to retire next summer.

News Source: CampaignLive (UK)