Press Release: Top Ad Man Michael Baulk appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Marsh & Parsons
Mon 21 Mar 2011
Estate agent Marsh & Parsons is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Baulk, former chairman and group executive of leading advertising agency AMV, as non-executive chairman.
In his new role, Michael will provide the Marsh & Parsons board with his insight and expertise on strategy, and brand and marketing planning.
Michael brings with him 40 years of experience in marketing and advertising, and is the current group chairman of the The Mill Group, the international film visual effects company.Michael sat on both the Worldwide Board and the European Board of BBDO, the third largest advertising agency in the world, and was a non-executive Director of Debenhams and Rank Hovis McDougall. His previous clients have included American Express, Guinness, BT, PepsiCola, The Economist, Ford, and Unilever.
He began his career as a trainee at Leo Burnett, before joining Ogilvy & Mather in 1971. Michael became a board director in 1975, managing director in 1980, and was appointed to the worldwide board of Ogilvy & Mather in 1983. He joined Abbott Mead Vickers (AMV) in September 1986 as chief executive, becoming chairman and group chief executive of AMV in January 1997.
Peter Rollings, chief executive officer of Marsh & Parsons, said: "Its a real coup for us to be able to welcome Michael to the board. He is regarded as a world leader in the advertising industry and will be invaluable to us as we continue to build our brand. He is a brilliant, clear thinking businessman, and his knowledge and expertise in strategy and marketing will be crucial to our ongoing expansion."
Michael Baulk said: "Its an exciting time to be joining Marsh & Parsons board. The company has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months, marking the turn of the year with the opening of their fifteenth office and the companys success was recognised when the Sunday Times and The Times made Marsh & Parsons UK Estate Agency of the Year. I look forward to the challenge of helping the company continue to grow in the future."
For further information please contact:
The Wriglesworth Consultancy, Dan Pike / Neil Mackwood 0207 427 1430 or 0207 427 1400
Marsh & Parsons has been part of the London property scene since 1856. The sales and lettings agent has 15 offices situated in prime positions across central, west and south London. They have an intimate and extensive knowledge of the area.
Marsh & Parsons are an independent and professional firm with a 'can-do' attitude covering all aspects of residential property. They aim to establish individual relationships with clients through a business built on energy, agility, professionalism and knowledge. Their business aim is to be the agent who not only understands the local area around their offices better than any other agent, but also to be at the heart of the community.