Amanda Walsh departs Lowe London

Lowe London chief executive Amanda Walsh is leaving the agency after less than two years in the job. Her departure will not send shock waves through the industry, which has been speculating on her departure since she joined in October 2006.

Her responsibilities will be split between chief strategy officer Rebecca Morgan and executive creative director Ed Morris. Lowe Worldwide chairman, Tony Wright, and Steve Gatfield, Lowe Worldwide chief executive, are also expected to become more closely involved with the London agency.

Interpublic Group, the agency’s parent company, has issued several denials about Walsh’s departure in the past describing it as “mischief making” and “malicious and totally ridiculous”.

Walsh, who joined the agency in October 2006, is not understood to have job to go. She replaced Garry Lace hired by Lowe worldwide chief executive Steve Gatfield.

The agency recently won £105m account for Magnum, the Unilever-owned ice cream brand.

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