Leo Burnett global CEO Rich Stoddart departs

In a major leadership shakeup, Leo Burnett Worldwide global president and CEO Rich Stoddart announced that he will be leaving the agency. The network’s global chief creative officer, Mark Tutssel, will also move into the executive chairman role while retaining his previous title.

A Publicis statement said: “As we continue on our journey to be the market leaders in marketing and business transformation, these appointments will allow Publicis Groupe to reinforce our global practices while further breaking down silos at country and regional level. This is a key priority for us in order to constantly build on the quality of the expertise we deliver to our clients in a seamless way.”