CHE Proximity has confirmed that Sydney managing director Vanessa Nicol has been made redundant in a move to protect the jobs of the wider agency.
Nicol joined CHEP at the beginning of last year from Clemenger Group in Auckland where she spent over two and half years. Nicol has previously held roles at OMD and M&C Saatchi and client side with Virgin and Optus.
Says Chris Howatson, CEO, CHE Proximity: “We made the difficult decision to make the managing director roles across CHEP redundant. Unfortunately Vanessa Nicol, who has been a key part of our family, team and business was part of that decision, and a person who was due to start in the coming months in our Melbourne hub is being delayed to Jan 2021. It was a terribly tough decision, and one not reflective on individual performance, but made to protect the jobs of the wider agency as we best manage the changes in our client businesses.
“The role of the MD position will managed by myself with the support of the wider CHEP management group as we continue to support our clients with whatever they need to maintain their businesses throughout this time. We anticipate restoring the roles in 2021. As always, we support anyone who leaves our business in the most generous and caring ways possible.”