RAPP is pleased to announce that Chris Freeland will be joining the agency in January 2016 as UK CEO.
Previously Joint CEO of TMW where he spent 21 years of his career, Freeland will be part of the wider senior team reporting directly into Sophie Daranyi, RAPP Regional President who also oversees Haygarth and Code, both part of the RAPP network in the UK. Charged with galvanizing the agency’s growth plans, Freeland will also be overseeing and running the UK operations across data, media and creative.
Daranyi continues to report to Alexei Orlov, RAPP’s Worldwide CEO, who runs the agency’s worldwide network.
Whilst at TMW, progressing from Managing Director to Chief Operating Officer through to Joint CEO, Freeland was instrumental in transforming it from a traditional CRM agency of 25 people, to being part of an award winning, full service agency, employing nearly 300 people within the Creston Network.
Sophie Daranyi commented: “Chris has a stellar reputation in agency management and will bring an experienced and fresh perspective to a new stage of RAPP’s growth. His arrival in January coincides with our move to Bankside and the joining of our new UK Group Executive Creative Director Ben Golik, and will be a hugely positive start to 2016, marking how we intend to go on.”
Chris Freeland said: “RAPP has such a strong heritage, it’s an honour to be taking the company on the next chapter of its journey. The business is at an exciting stage of significant change and under Sophie’s stewardship.”