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Tim Collett

WRG unveils new leadership team

Global experience agency WRG, a division of The Creative Engagement Group, has announced a new leadership team.

Tim Collett (pictured) has been announced as the agency’s new managing director, reporting to Russ Lidstone, CEO of The Creative Engagement Group.

Collett, who joined WRG in 2017, was previously global head of live events. During this time, he was responsible for events such as the delivery of the inaugural London Car Free Day for Transport for London, as well as supporting the expansion of WRG’s virtual event offering by the creation of an event production team.

Prior to joining WRG, Collett was VP executive producer at Jack Morton Worldwide. In his new role, he will focus on innovation, experience design, sustainability, talent development and DE&I at WRG. 

Collett said: “I believe now is the most exciting time to be in our industry and part of WRG, as our audiences push us to be more digitally creative and environmentally accountable, and our clients push us to keep innovating and help them create experiences that inspire the lasting change the world needs.

"To be a success, we must also focus on nurturing the next generation of talent and address the need to be more inclusive as an industry.”

Lidstone said: “With Tim’s experience, and the evolution of our leadership team both globally and in the US, we’re positioned even more strongly for future growth.” 

Collett will be supported by Mark Jackson who will focus on his global remit as head of environments, leading WRG’s live and virtual environments offering. Jackson has been at WRG for 20 years and has overseen exhibitions such as the AstraZeneca Marlin at ASCO and the Roche AR House at ERS.

Globally, Gemma Burke will lead WRG's hybrid and virtual events team and Lucy Stewart and Chi Siroko will co-head the delegate experience team. 

Anna Thomson and Emma Saunders continue to lead the healthcare logistics and congress team, focusing on WRG’s congress and event management capabilities.

In the UK, Simon Davenport, head of environments, is joined by Saira Dickinson as co-head of event production, and David Jones as head of event technical delivery.

In North America, Greg Kiner, head of live Events, and Helen Davis, head of environments, will join newly-appointed Rob Fisher as head of hybrid and virtual events and event technical delivery.