FCB Inferno today announced the appointment of Richard Lawson as Managing Director. The appointment follows several significant account wins for the agency in the last quarter of 2017, including Huawei Western Europe, AB InBev Global, and the Home Office.

Richard was MD at Anomaly for two years, leading accounts for Diageo, Budweiser, Beats by Dre and the BBC, before leaving to consult at Carat and mcgarrybowen on defining and delivering the integrated offering at Dentsu Aegis at the end of 2017.

Prior to this he spent 13 years at BBH London, which saw him rise to the post of Managing Partner and Head of Account Management, overseeing accounts including British Airways, Axe, Diageo (Johnnie Walker and Baileys), General Mills (Old El Paso) and Perfetti Van Melle (Mentos, Chupa Chups).

Richard will be leading the account management department, focusing on client organic growth, as well as new business and heading up several client accounts.

FCB Inferno’s previous MD, Sharon Jiggins, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Client Services and will focus on the agency’s government portfolio of clients that includes Sport England and the Home Office, as well as Beiersdorf (NIVEA) and npower.

Frazer Gibney, FCB Inferno CEO said, “Rich has a wonderful pedigree and a real hunger for producing outstanding work. He has so much to contribute to our agency leadership team, our culture and our clients.” 

Richard said, "Legacy, creativity, social purpose and the restlessness of the ‘Never Finished‘ philosophy – FCB Inferno ticks so many boxes for me and I am excited to be getting involved at such an exciting time for the agency.”