James returns to Chief as Commercial Director

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by Stephen Chapman

Karen James has returned to Chief in the new role of Commercial Director.

She was Sales and Marketing Director at the MediaCityUK-based studios, before taking 6 months off due to ill health:

“I’m delighted to be back at Chief with a new challenge,” she said.

“As some of my network will be aware, I continued to work throughout a year of cancer treatment last year and at the end of it felt I needed a bit of a space, which ended up being stretched due to lockdown.

“Getting through all that and being encouraged to come back to MediaCity and get behind all the amazing talent here is exactly where I want to be.”

James started her career at McCann Erickson in Manchester, before moving to Australia to work at Ogilvy & Mather. She’s also held senior marketing roles at Findel, The Little Greene Paint Company and The if Agency.

“Karen has always been brilliant at building positive, lasting relationships and this new role gives her the chance to do that across the Chief team, our clients and our partners. It’s great to have her back,” added Martin Offland, Director at Chief.