Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Ketchum appoints Barri Rafferty chief executive officer

Changes at the PR agency will also see current CEO Rob Flaherty continues as chairman

Ketchum Barri Rafferty Rob Flaherty

Communications consultancy Ketchum has appointed Barri Rafferty to be its next president and chief executive officer.

She will take over from Rob Flaherty at the Omnicom company in January, when she become the first female boss at one of the top five PR agencies.

Rafferty joined Ketchum in 1994 and has served as global president since July 2016, prior to which she was CEO for North America - the agency’s largest region.

Karen van Bergen, Omnicom Public Relations Group’s CEO, said: “Barri brings strong business acumen, a passion for operational excellence, and a deep belief in the importance of talent, especially the critical role of diversity, equity and inclusion.

“Ketchum has a history of smooth leadership transitions and is known for growing leaders from within, and I’m so pleased to have Barri take on the leadership reins at Ketchum as Rob continues as chairman.”

Meanwhile, Ketchum’s current CEO Flaherty will continue to serve as the agency’s chairman, working with van Bergen, on the growth and success of the Group.

7th December 2017

From: Marketing

Share

Tags

Featured jobs

Subscribe to our email news alerts

PMHub

Add my company
Streaming Well

Streaming Well is a healthcare focused, award-winning video production company which operates in the US and Europe....

Latest intelligence

PM Society Digital Awards – the power of together
Our chief executive, Emma Statham, writes about the value of awards and the power of together....
Seduction_feature_image_thumb.jpg
Seduce anyone in four simple steps
You know the health of the global economy is dependent on our ability to seduce one another – don’t you? And you know that we need to be able to...
What Would Jeremy Do? : Assessing the impact of a Corbyn-led Labour government
GK Strategy are delighted to announce the launch our latest briefing paper entitled ‘What Would Jeremy Do? Assessing the impact of a Corbyn-led Labour government’....

Infographics