Andy Pearch leaves Thomson group role

BillettsAndy Pearch, the former chief executive of Billetts, is leaving Thomson Intermedia just months after shifting to the group role of managing partner for content and data integrity. It not thought that he has a role to go to.

Pearch’s departure from the group, which bought Billetts in August 2005, comes after he was sidelined last November following the arrival of Michael Greenlees as chief executive and Nick Manning as chief operating officer in September.

Pearch was part of the Billetts founding team, spending seven years as managing director followed by five years as chief executive before taking on the group commercial director role following the acquisition by Thomson.

It is understood that Pearch may continue to work with the group in a consultancy role, although the company would not confirm this.

Thomson Intermedia bought the company for £13.1m, netting founder John Billett close to £10m from the sale. He stepped down from the company 12 months ago.

Pearch was previously media group head at CIA, now part of the WPP Group-owned Mediaedge:cia media network, and at Zenith, now ZenithOptimedia.

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