Purpose strengthens management board with appointment of Chairman

January 2015

Purpose is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Wood as Chairman. As we move into our second decade of business, Chris will work closely with the board of Directors – Giles, Rob, Stuart and Terry, to support them and the agency’s ambitious growth and differentiation strategy. He will also be contributing across our client portfolio, drawing from extensive experience across many sectors.

Chris Wood – Chairman

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in marketing services, with senior roles at CLK, Princedale and Corporate Edge, working with clients such as Cadbury, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Novartis, Triumph Motorcycles and the Williams Formula One team. He has also held non-executive directorships at a number of different companies including FTSE listed RPS plc, the DBA (the design industry’s trade body) and the COI – the government’s marketing and communications body. 

Commenting on his appointment, Chris says: “Purpose is exactly the kind of agency I will enjoy working with and being part of. I identify with their core thought of ‘Design with substance’ and subscribe completely to their values of brilliance, curiosity, positivity and integrity. I hugely look forward to combining my experience with the team’s talent to help the company build on its success.”

Business Director Giles Redmayne, commented: “Purpose has reached that point where we need to take a deep intake of breath and push on to the next level. An experienced guide is essential to attempting any summit and we feel that Chris will provide this – and much more. Onwards and upwards.”