Albemarle & Bond appoints new Director


John Farrell joins the company from the Publicis Group.

Albemarle & Bond has announced the appointment of John Farrell as new non-executive Director.

Farrell will be taking the place of Nicholas Mardon Taylor, who has been with the company for over 20 years and is to retire in March this year.

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Farrell, who will join Albemarle & Bond this June, was President & CEO of Specialised Agencies & Marketing Services of Publicis Group from 2003 to 2009. He was also a member of the group’s Executive Board and responsible for the strategic oversight of their M&A activities.

Farrell is presently on the board of Huntsworth plc and media, marketing and advertising companies including Albion and Voiamo.

Chairman of Arbemarle & Bond said: "On behalf of the company, I would like to thank Nicholas for his contribution and dedicated service over two decades during which the company has transformed from a small business with a few shops to one of the largest companies on AIM.

“We are also very pleased to welcome John Farrell to the Board. He is a highly experienced non-executive Director with an outstanding track record in growing businesses in consumer related multi channel industries, which will be highly relevant to Albemarle & Bond as we embark on our five year growth plan.”

The company has also appointed Collins Stewart Limited as its new Nominal Advisor and corporate banker.

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