12 January 2017 The Whiteoaks Consultancy has announced the appointment of Andrew Marsden as a Non-Executive Director to help drive business growth in 2017 and beyond.
Marsden’s varied and high-profile marketing career has included senior positions with major brand owners Unilever, HP Foods, Freudenberg Vileda and Britvic Soft Drinks.
He is currently Chairman of the Hofmeister Brewing Company and a Non-Executive Director of MMT Digital. He has previously held directorships at a range of marketing and communications businesses, including as a Non-Executive Director of Weber Shandwick.
Alongside this, Marsden has a significant record of professional and industry and is a former Chairman of the Institute of Promotional Marketing and Chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority Code Review, having also served on the Governmental Advisory Committee on Advertising.
He joins James Kelliher (Chief Executive Officer), Suzanne Griffiths (Managing Director) and Hayley Goff (Client Services Director) on Whiteoaks’ four-strong board.
Marsden, a former President of the Marketing Society and Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors, says: “I am delighted to take up this role. I have known Whiteoaks for a number of years and have been impressed by their knowledge, professionalism and commitment to demonstrating real return on investment. I look forward to working with the team in this exciting period for the company.”
CEO James Kelliher adds: “Appointing a person of Andrew’s experience, calibre and profile is testament to the potential he sees in the growth and development of Whiteoaks. Suzanne, Hayley and I very much look forward to working with Andrew and believe he will bring significant value to the business.”
Marsden took up his new role on 1st January.