Concerto Group appoints new CEO to drive growth

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ConcertoGroupTeresa-Anne (TA) Dunleavy has been appointed chief executive of The Concerto Group. The Concerto Group board was unanimous in its decision to appoint Dunleavy to lead the business through its next phase of growth.

Dunleavy joins Concerto Group following five years with the UK’s largest PR Group, Bell Pottinger, where she held the position of CEO of full service agency Good Relations. During this period she drove the business through significant change taking it to one of the top performing businesses within the Bell Pottinger Group.  She was responsible for leading some of the industry’s most hotly contested pitches with wins of major global brands such as BlackBerry, Nintendo, Airbus, Weetabix, Subway and Nokia.

At Concerto Group Dunleavy takes over from interim CEO Andrew Duncan, chief executive and founder of Newmarket Partners, a London-based situational management, advisory and investment business. Duncan has been working with Concerto for the last twelve months following the board’s decision to invest in new leadership. Dunleavy and Duncan will work together on an interim handover until Dunleavy joins full time in March .

Concerto Group chairman Mike Kershaw said: “This is an exciting time for Concerto. When we started this process we were committed to bringing in the best talent we could find to drive the business forward. That search took us beyond Concerto and the industry overall. We are thrilled to have TA joining us. She brings a wealth of experience in driving business growth through change plus an energy and drive that will complement our existing teams.”

Dunleavy said: “I’m delighted to be joining Concerto. There are great foundations to build from and I’ve been impressed by the energy, creativity and commitment to excellence right across the Group. Harnessing that spirit will be key to our success.”