NEWS24 January 2012

Murray Hardie returns to Hall & Partners as US CEO

North America People

US— Murray Hardie has returned to Hall & Partners in the role of CEO for the US. He was part of the management team that opened the company’s first American office in 1996.

Hardie was most recently a strategic consultant to ad agency Droga5 and has held planning director roles at Energy BBDO and Fallon. His first spell with Hall & Partners was between 1993 and 2002.

Vanella Jackson, the firm’s global CEO, who had been overseeing US operations before his arrival, said the team were “ecstatic” that Hardie was returning to the company. “He is an inspirational leader with huge energy, vision, intellect and talent. He is valued and respected throughout the industry and I look forward to having him lead the US towards our mission to be the most innovative boutique research agency in the world.”

Hardie will be based at Hall & Partners’ New York office.