Simon Esberger is believed to have accepted a holding position within the Spillers group.
The former Spillers UK marketing director is understood to have shifted to another position in the petfood company’s
own label/ business-to-business division when it seemed in-evitable he would leave Dalgety.
Esberger became acting managing director at Spillers in February (MW February 3), following the promotion of Graham Robson to chief executive. However, he was overlooked for the top job – some sources suggest he was offered the role of European marketing director at the company and rejected it (MW May 12).
He has arranged a leaving party from his present job which several members of the agency world will attend. He is understood to be keen to move back into consumer marketing.