WPP’s Kinetic this week announced that Stuart Taylor, CEO of Kinetic UK, will be retiring in June 2019. He was appointed as UK Chief Executive in 2013, and tasked with rebuilding and strengthening the senior team. During his six years in charge, Kinetic has experienced strong revenue performance and set the agenda for the industry in embracing the growth in digital screens, planning and trading technology.
The market leading agency has also driven innovation in the sector, winning numerous awards, and launched a start-up incubator for game-changing OOH technologies, Kinetic X. Additionally it has spearheaded the creation of a cross-sector initiative, Balance, which has opened up a timely conversation about diversity in the OOH sector.
Stuart told us “It has been a true privilege to lead Kinetic through such a period of transformation, not only navigating the rapid expansion of digital inventory and capabilities, but also continuing to drive revenue growth for the medium as a whole. I am so proud of all that we have achieved as a team and I leave an organisation in great shape for the future with a formidable team of passionate experts with whom it`s been an absolute pleasure to work.”
“I’m excited for this next chapter, having always planned to make a change at this time in my life. I have loved my time in OOH and remain of the view that this is the most exciting media sector around so I will continue to take a keen interest in the industry on its journey of transformation.”
Stuart will be working closely with global leadership over the next few months to appoint a new leader for Kinetic’s UK operation and ensure a smooth transition period, ahead of his departure in June 2019.