Madge to leave Zibrant

Managing director leaves agency to pursue new interests

Zibrant's managing director Chris Madge will leave the agency at the end of 2008 to pursue other interests.

Responsibility for the business will be passed to events and communications director Chris Parnham and sales and marketing director Fay Sharpe who become joint managing directors from 1 January 2009.

Parnham said: "Fay and I are thrilled about where we are going with Zibrant in association with Motivcom and the exciting times ahead within the MICE industry. We have worked hard to create and build one of the most recognised and dynamic brands in our industry and we look forward to driving the business to even greater heights."

Fay Sharpe added: "As part of an extremely tightly knit Board, Chris Madge successfully managed the business through many exciting transitions, including the acquisitions of McGarvey Russell and RAND as well as the recent sale to Motivcom in 2007. The whole team at Zibrant wish Chris well, we will really miss his good humour and wisdom and naturally wish him all the very best."

Zibrant chairman Nigel Cooper commented: "Chris Parnham and Fay Sharpe have worked closely together for the past eight years and their operational expertise, creativity, people and relationship skills make them a great team. In the past year of working with them I have been particularly impressed with their devotion to Zibrant and I look forward to working closely with them over the coming years.  I am convinced that Zibrant is in great hands for the future."

Madge leaves after ten years of service for Zibrant and his 2009 plans include focusing on his existing joinery business.

 

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