Young & Rubicam aims to become more client-oriented with the creation of a new leadership council to preside over the WPP-owned network’s worldwide operations.

On the council are 28 representatives of Y&R’s outposts around the globe. They will meet quarterly and take responsibility for the network’s performance in each geographical region and as a whole.

“In the past, agencies managed themselves geographically and hierarchically,” commented Y&R Advertising chairman/ceo Mike Dolan. “That’s no longer enough. The focus of the council will be squarely on delivering the best of the agency to clients, wherever they do business.”

Nearly half the council members come from the agency’s New York office: Ron Bess; June Blocklin; Jane Brite; Shelley Diamond; Jim Ferguson; Chris Goodman; Brian Harris; Satish Korde; Stephanie Kugelman; Gord McLean; Craig Middleton; John Morris; John Partilla.

Four – M T Rainey, Robert Campbell, William Eccleshare and Kevin King – are from London. The remaining eleven members and their respective locales are: Howard Breen (Chicago); Massimo Costa (Milan); Guillermo Diego (Miami); Neil French (Singapore); Eddie Gonzalez (Madrid); Guillermo Navarro (Madrid); Cathy Lasowski (Paris); Christian Liabastre (Paris); David Murphy (Irvine, California); Arun Nanda (Mumbai); Ute Poprawe (Frankfurt).

Data sourced from: BrandRepublic (UK); additional content by WARC staff