Nigel Morris to leave Dentsu Aegis Network after 26 years

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Dentsu Aegis Network has announced that Nigel Morris, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, is leaving the business at the end of March.

Morris joined the group, previously Aegis Plc, in 1992 and went on to hold senior positions before founding Isobar in 2003 where, as CEO, he drove its expansion into one of the world’s leading digital agencies. Morris transformed Aegis’s strategic approach to international clients and has led many successful global pitches for the group. 

He became CEO of Aegis Media Americas in 2009 transforming the business into a market leader, before adding the leadership of the EMEA region in 2012. 

Since 2006 he has led the Group’s social impact (CSR) strategy with a focus on improving the way it operates and how it contributes both time and talent to make a positive impact in society. 

He was also a key player in the group’s global mergers and acquisitions strategy, leading many important acquisitions including the merger with Dentsu in 2013. Most recently, in 2017, Morris was named Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer.

Tim Andree, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network said: “I’d like to thank Nigel for his commitment to Dentsu Aegis over the past 26 years. While we will all miss Nigel’s passion and inspiration, we respect his decision and wish him the best in the future.” 

Nigel Morris added: “We have the right vision, the right strategy, the right capabilities and the right people in place so whilst this was not an easy decision, now felt like the right time for me to move on.

"I’d like to extend a huge and warm thank you to Tim and all my colleagues and clients, past and present, for making my career at Dentsu Aegis so rich, diverse and successful. I remain excited about the industry, about the role that agencies play and believe the opportunity for Dentsu Aegis Network to be a force for positive change will become even more powerful.”

Morris leaves the business at the end of March.