W+K today announced strategic changes to its organisational structure, including a new global stakeholder group, and a new leadership team to oversee the agency’s emerging markets.

As the company approaches its 35th birthday (in April 2017), Global President Dave Luhr and Global Chief Creative Officer Colleen DeCourcy saw a need to reshape agency leadership to position W+K successfully for the next 35 years. They have added 15 new members to the current nine-person partner group, which has been renamed to more accurately represent the leaders’ role in the future of the agency. This leadership team will now be called Wieden+Kennedy Stakeholders. From W+K London, Karrelle Dixon, Iain Tait, Paul Colman and Helen Andrews newly joined the W+K Stakeholder group.

The agency also announced that Kim Papworth and Karrelle Dixon have been appointed to oversee the company’s emerging markets, in new roles as Executive Creative Director, Emerging Markets and Managing Director, Emerging Markets, respectively. Reporting directly into Luhr and DeCourcy, Dixon and Papworth will be based in London while spending time in W+K’s Tokyo, Shanghai and Delhi offices.

Read more about our second journey on W+K medium page.