26 April 2018: Wavemaker today announced that Jason Dormieux has been named as the company’s first Global Chief Transformation Officer, and Chairman of Wavemaker UK. Paul Hutchison has been named Wavemaker UK’s CEO and Anna Hickey has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the company.
Commenting on the appointments, Tim Castree, Wavemaker Global CEO said, “Jason’s knowledge and expertise in creating and commercialising future-ready products will be invaluable as we continue to build our new company. Our transformation into the future will continue to hinge on our ability to create products that help our clients’ business grow and Jason is the perfect leader to enable our ambition.”
“With Paul as our new UK CEO, we have a proven client and team leader, respected for his work ethic and culture-building skills. He will bring immense energy and capability to the job of leading Wavemaker UK through the next phase of its journey.”
“Previously MD for Wavemaker UK, Anna is one of our highly regarded operating executives. In her new role, she’ll be responsible for the operational running of the business, our commercial teams and oversee the continued development of our People and Culture.”
Tom George, GroupM UK’s CEO said, “Jason has done a fantastic job in leading and building MEC in the UK and overseeing the launch of Wavemaker as one of the largest media agency brands in the market. His promotion to global Chief Transformation Officer means that the Wavemaker network will now benefit from his talent and experience internationally.
Succession planning is one of our great strengths and in Paul and Anna we have two great leaders who are brilliantly equipped to drive the growth of Wavemaker UK over the coming years. All three promotions are richly deserved.”
As Global Chief Transformation Officer, Dormieux will spearhead the ongoing product-driven transformation of the global Wavemaker network and as UK Chairman, he will also continue to steward some key UK client relationships.
Founded July 2017, Wavemaker is a billion dollar-revenue media, content and technology agency, obsessed with the customer's purchase journey. We invented WM Momentum, the world's most comprehensive study into how people make purchase decisions and have conducted over 350,000 surveys in 35 markets and across more than 70 categories. Our 8,500 people in 90 countries are united through our focus on understanding, accelerating and optimizing purchase journeys; making them more satisfying for consumers and more effective for our clients. We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company. For more information, go to www.wavemakerglobal.com