Kevin Shute, business development director of CIA Medianetwork has left the company less than a year after the post.
Shute, who was previously sales controller for Mills & Allen, left the company last week and will receive six months salary as part of the terms of his departure. No replacement is being sought for his position, which before he joined had been vacant since Mike Anderson’s departure in 1997.
Shute told Media Week Online that he would be “taking January and February off and then start looking for a new business or media owner role”.
New business for CIA will be divided up among the agency’s remaining senior executives including vice-chairman, Richard Burdett, managing director, Alan Brydon and new chief executive, David Wheldon.
The changes to CIA’s managerial staff are part of a cost cutting exercise instigated by Wheldon. The agency is understood to be on the verge of reporting poor financial results for 1999.