The Marketing Group appoints chairman and CFO

The Marketing Group plc (TMG), a global marketing and PR network, has appointed Don Elgie to the role of non-executive chairman of the board with immediate effect.

TMG has also hired Mike McElhatton as chief financial officer.

Don Elgie

Elgie has more than 30 years of experience in the marketing and PR industry. He was CEO of Creston plc, an international digital marketing, communications and PR group from 2001 to 2014, and is currently non-executive chairman of Crossrider plc, the international media app distribution company.

Adam Graham, chief executive officer at TMG, said: “I would like to welcome Don Elgie as our new non-executive chairman. Don’s knowledge of the marketing sector and track record of acquisitions is outstanding.”

Ex-Havas and WPP CFO Mike McElhatton brings M&A experience from both buy and sale side.

Graham added: “Don and Mike’s appointments to the TMG board mark the next chapter in our evolution as we emerge from our initial start-up phase and hit the ground running with 17 wholly-owned subsidiaries covering 30 offices in eight countries.  Our plans for 2017 continue to be ambitious: we are hungry and we want to continue to grow with pace.”

TMG is a global marketing and advertising business comprising a portfolio of digital marketing and PR subsidiary businesses. It floated on the Nasdaq OMX in June 2016 and encompasses 17 agencies across APAC, EMEA and the US.

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