Tim Neligan joins The Specialist Works as managing director

05 Sep 2018  |  Newsline Staff 
Tim Neligan joins The Specialist Works as managing director

Indy media agency The Specialist Works has appointed Tim Neligan as managing director, following the recent management buyout led by CEO Martin Woolley and COO Parry Jones.

Neligan joins from Publicis Media's investment arm APX, where he was commercial director APAC & EMEA. He will now be responsible for driving agency's commercial plan and will focus on strategic client development, product creation and trading.

Commenting on the news, Martin Woolley, CEO, said: “Talented people are the beating heart of The Specialist Works and I’m delighted to welcome someone of Tim’s calibre into our leadership team.

"We have ambitious plans to grow by investing in technology and people and by anticipating and meeting client needs. Tim is the person to help us be the agency of choice for high-growth brands worldwide. He also happens to be one of the nicest people you could meet, which fits our hiring policy perfectly.”

Neligan's industry experience spans multiple advertising and media agencies, including a nine year stint as Zenith UK's COO.

“I’m excited to be joining one of the UK’s largest independent media agencies at such a pivotal moment in its development," he said.

"I want to maximise client success and happiness, taking full control of the trading, media and creative teams and using my previous experience to widen and strengthen the current client pool.”

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