Ketchum has changed its global leadership structure by appointing a new Global Leadership Council (GLC) in place of its existing Executive Committee.
The GLC is comprised of Ketchum senior leaders; those responsible for the agency’s largest “geographies”, business units and key client relationships, as well as other areas of high strategic importance, such as corporate functions.
As a group, the GLC reports to Rob Flaherty, Ketchum CEO and president. He said: “Ketchum’s Global Leadership Council will enhance our value to clients by broadening our leadership group to include leaders who have tremendous experience spearheading our biggest and most successful client engagements, building entrepreneurial ventures, innovating new products and services for clients and fostering a deeply rooted culture of collaboration that has long distinguished us.
He added: “The GLC will propel the agency forward with a focus on what our clients need to be successful in their businesses, what our people need to build fulfilling careers and which innovations we should initiate as together we reimagine the future of communications.”
Ketchum, which has operations in more than 70 countries across six continents, also announced a new group focusing on innovation and transformation, the Break Through Advisory Board. This eight-person board will report to the GLC, and is tasked with bringing fresh perspectives and disruptive thinking to both the agency and its clients.