“It’s been an incredibly challenging and enjoyable period helping to mould and shape the iris network and offering across Asia Pacific over a couple of years," said Bleasdale.
“We’ve seen dynamic growth in our business: with some superb new client wins; the successful launch of our agency in China; the building of new digital, experiential and consulting skillsets across all our offices; broadening of our geographic footprint with some powerful partnerships now in place in Greater China and South East Asia and some brilliant new talent joining the nation - and even a few key awards.”
Stewart Shanley, Global CEO for iris Worldwide commented, “Richard has been great for us, he’s worked tirelessly to build capability in Asia Pacific. He’s helped attract some great talent into the group and enabled iris to grow at in excess of 100% in the region during his tenure. “We fully respect his decision to move on and wish him all the best, in whatever he chooses to do next. In line with our senior succession plans, we have already identified a replacement for Richard that we will announce in the near future.”