Exclusive: Top Banana creates leadership team

Agency Top Banana has created the new Banana Leadership Team aimed to deliver faster decision making across the business and support the company's growth plans.

Richard Bridge
Richard Bridge

Co-founders Nick Terry (MD) and Richard Bridge (creative director) are joined on the team by client services directors Jemma Peers, Jez Audus, Jade Ball, Jill McKinnon and Huw Wigley, together with financial director Jane Bradley.

Jade Ball has been with Top Banana for nine years, working in numerous roles including head of production and head of venues with clients such as Bentley and Hospira. She made the C&IT A list back in 2015.

Huw Wigley is client engagement director. He joined the business back in 2014 and brings his insight and relationship building to his role. 

Jill McKinnon has worked at the agency for over nine years, previously working as a client services manager at CPM UK.

Jemma Peers joined Top Banana in April 2016 as an account director. Recently promoted to the role of client services director,she has 17 years of industry experience. She is also a C&IT A lister.

Jez Audus joined Top Banana as a client services director in December 2016 and heads up the London office where he leads a number of client accounts across the financial services, automotive and construction sectors. He also made it to the C&IT A list back in 2012.

Jane Bradley has been with Top Banana since 2010 and a member of the senior leadership team since 2013.

In addition to the creation of the new leadership team, Jade Langston and Mark Barton have both been promoted to account director roles, while Megan Grant and Charlotte Mackie will take on senior account manager and account manager role, respectively.

Commenting on the new team, MD Nick Terry said: "Rich and I have been driving the business together for 18 years. Our Finance Director joined the board back in 2013 , but this is the next generation of leaders, so it’s important to get their view and make sure our leadership team reflects the organisation as a whole."

Creative director and co-founder Richard Bridge added: "We’ve brought in some real talent through our recent recruitment, so it’s great to tap into that talent to help us move the business forward."

Alex Hatton, who originally spent a year at Top Banana as part of his university degree, rejoined after graduating and has now been promoted to account executive.

See more Top Banana:

Top Banana hires new account director

A List 2016: Jade Langston, Top Banana

Top Banana takes on new recruits but retains 'formidable talent'

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