Former Newspaper Works boss Tony Hale appointed CEO of The Communications Council

Hales and Gohil

Hales and Gohil

Former CEO of The Newspaper Works Tony Hale has been appointed to lead The Communications Council, replacing Margaret Zabel who is moving to a marketing role with McDonald’s.

Hale was the CEO with The Newspaper Works for nearly seven years from September 2006 until April 2013, before being replaced by John Hollands.

In a statement he said: “This is a great opportunity and an exciting time to be in this role. Next year we will continue the progressive work that has begun to promote the value of agencies to clients, industry and government, with a focus on the economic contribution made by the industry.

“It is important that we act in a positive and confident way. I look forward to meeting with our members in the New Year.”

Prior to The Newspaper Works he was director of Clemenger BBDO.

On the appointment Sudeep Gohil, chair of The Communications Council, said: “On behalf of the national board and our members, I am delighted to welcome Tony as The Communications Council’s new CEO. Tony brings a wealth of experience and a rounded understanding of our industry, which is needed to take The Communications Council into its next chapter. ”

Zabel announced her departure in October, accepting a VP marketing role at McDonald’s.


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