St Claire will report to Chime specialist group CEO Jo Parker, and will have responsibility for the Harvard PR, marketing and digital engagement divisions, as well as Chime technology.
Chris Satterthwaite, group CEO at Chime, said: “Key to building market-leading agencies is a strong, committed and stable leadership team. Under Louie and his team’s guidance Harvard has gone from strength to strength showing stellar growth.”
In addition, Ellie Thompson has been promoted to managing director of Harvard’s PR and AR division, looking after clients including Fujitsu, Ricoh Europe, Lloyd’s of London, Sennheiser and Linn. Thompson joined Harvard six years ago following stints at Band & Brown and Hill+Knowlton.
Pete Marcus will move into a newly-created planning team as group planning director and Hannah Williams will join the Harvard group in March as a board director. Williams joins from 3 Monkeys Zeno, where she ran the agency’s technology practice. Prior to joining 3 Monkeys Zeno in 2014 she was head of tech at Grayling
Phil Szomszor and Gareth Clark, who head-up the digital engagement and marketing divisions respectively, complete the new group board.