Havas Media Group UK CEO Paul Frampton leaves the business

Havas UK and Ireland CEO Paul Frampton is set to leave after 20 years with the group. Frampton is the latest in a string of senior departures that illustrate the precarious position of a business restructuring itself for the modern media market.

He was promoted to the role in February 2016, having run the media side of the UK business, and has long been a prominent and vocal figure in the industry, talking especially about diversity issues and brand safety.

Following Frampton’s departure, Chris Hirst, Chief Executive of Havas UK and Europe, will continue to lead both creative and media teams, the latter of which will be led by Matt Adams, chief executive of Havas Media UK and Ireland.

Hirst said: “I’d like to thank Paul for everything he’s achieved and wish him every success for the future. Matt has already demonstrated his intelligence and strong leadership capabilities both to our clients and our teams – we’re very lucky to have him.”