George P. Johnson hires executive producer

Global experience marketing agency George P. Johnson (GPJ) has appointed John Farquhar-Smith as its new executive producer.

John Farquhar-Smith
John Farquhar-Smith

Farquhar-Smith has joined GPJ following 25 years’ experience creating large, multiple stakeholder events, often in challenging environments.

He founded his own event production company, Flux, in 2002, where he remained until joining GPJ. His work reflects a combination of entertainment and commercial focus leading projects both in the UK and overseas.

This appointment follows the posting of Ben Hawkins, executive producer, who has been recruited in the same position to GPJ’s Boston office.

Commenting on the appointment, Jason Megson, managing director, GPJ, UK said: "We’re thrilled to have attracted someone of John’s experience and gravitas to the business. His arrival at GPJ brings yet Page 2 another senior creative talent into an agency bristling with energy and producing great work."

Farquhar-Smith added: "The scale and variety of GPJ’s work, and the extraordinary client trust that the agency boasts are extremely appealing to me. I look forward to leading the creative production team and supporting the agency’s continued success."

 

See more GPJ:

George P Johnson expands senior team 

One year on with George P Johnson's Jason Megson

Gareth Dimelow leaves George P Johnson

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