themission continues to drive growth with high-level appointments across the Group

themission continues to drive growth with high-level appointments across the Group


themission has announced a number of high-level appointments, as its Agencies continue to build on an already impressive talent pool in order to deliver more dynamic, creative campaigns for their Clients. 

April Six has appointed a new Creative Director, Chris Yap, who will join Aprilsix Singapore and China. As the creative lead in Singapore, Chris is tasked to oversee and elevate Aprilsix’s creative capabilities in the region, which includes taking full creative ownership, creative strategic development and overall concept development of its brand, as well as the brands it represents. Chris is an award-winning advertising professional with over 20 years’ experience with the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi and Doremus.

As the design and build projects from Clients become larger in scale and more varied, ThinkBDW has welcomed Michael Sullivan as Design and Build Director. Appointed to manage both the drawing office and project managers, Michael will lead in controlling costs, profitability, quality and logistics of schemes including marketing suites, lobbies, business lounges, gyms and roof terraces. Michael has many years’ experience in high end retail and hotel shopfitting and is therefore well-placed to ensure the Agency delivers an exemplary standard of design and finish.

Mongoose has appointed its new Business Development Director, Will Dineen, who has a vast background in sport and development and will be instrumental in driving the Agency forward and identifying new avenues for growth.

As well as Will, Mongoose has welcomed Matt Hocken as a Senior Account Director who will sit within its comms team. Matt will manage relations on key Clients such as The North Face and New Balance and will support the Agency with new business. His role will focus on the overall management, direction and running of accounts including financial growth, while steering and managing teams to deliver projects and activities to a high standard.

bigdog Leicester is delighted to welcome Stuart Butler as Planning Director. Joining the bigdog family with an array of senior leadership roles under his belt – most recently Chief Strategy Officer for Havas UK – Stuart will be working with Clients and creative teams to develop clarity in objectives and strategies. He’ll also work closely with Clients on strategies for business growth; and, going forward, will be integral to the Agency’s positioning.

RLA has announced the recruitment of Henry Debenham as Client Services Director. Henry brings a wealth of experience with him, having worked in TTL agencies for over 19 years and previously leading the BMW UK and Volvo Global accounts. Henry will be central to the new RLA positioning, ensuring it has the right people and processes in place to be a leader in the future of Automotive and Mobility as a Service.

Chris Goundrill has joined the team at Bray Leino Events as its new Business Development Officer, overseeing the Agency’s growth strategy, while also keeping on top of the latest trends in the industry. Chris has been providing Clients with engaging live event experiences for over 15 years and has managed many leading global brands across industries including Finance, Technology, FMCG and Energy.  Qualified through the institute of ROI, Chris is always looking to provide Clients with solutions where success can be easily measured.

Mission Shared Services People Team have welcomed Natalie Sloan as Associate Business Partner. Appointed to partner with Agency leadership and deliver HR projects, Natalie is based in Goswell Road and supports a diverse Client group including krow and Aprilsix globally. Natalie has over 15 years of experience in a variety of sectors including FS and Communications and brings with her a keen pragmatism that complements our Agencies.