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New exec chairman and merged CFO/COO role at Jaywing

David Beck has been appointed into the role of executive chairman at Jaywing. A former managing partner at Bell Pottinger and CEO of Merit Group, Beck has a history of working in the investor relations and communications industry.

Separately, Jaywing, is has announced the expansion of Chris Hughes’ role, from chief finance officer (CFO) to now both CFO and chief operations officer (COO).

In the expanded role, Hughes will oversee the financial and operational aspects of the company, driving strategic growth initiatives and operational excellence.

Hughes joined Jaywing in August 2021 and was appointed group CFO in March 2022. He brings a wealth of experience to the dual leadership role having previously held a number of senior financial roles at Lowell Financial and PWC.

In his expanded role as CFO and COO at Jaywing, Hughes will leverage his diverse background and expertise to drive operational efficiency, enhance financial performance, and support the company’s growth trajectory across Jaywing’s UK Agency, AUS Agency and Risk Consultancy business areas. His strategic vision and leadership will be instrumental in advancing Jaywing’s position as a leading player in integrated marketing and risk consulting.

“We are delighted to announce the expansion of Chris Hughes’ role, from Chief Finance Officer to a dual position as Chief Operations Officer,” said Beck. “Chris has already made significant contributions to Jaywing, and his expanded role reflects our confidence in his ability to drive our financial and operational strategies forward.

“I am looking forward to supporting Chris in his expanded responsibilities, plus the entire team, to further enhance Jaywing’s successes and so that we are well-positioned to achieve our goals and deliver exceptional results for our clients.”

Hughes added: “I am honoured to take on this dual role at Jaywing and excited to contribute to the company’s continued success. Jaywing is known for its innovative approach and commitment to excellence, and I look forward to working closely with our talented team to drive growth and create value for our clients.”

Jaywing’s most recent new clients include the likes of Yorkshire Tea and Taylors of Harrogate, OES, and Subaru.

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