Design Bridge has announced the promotion of Tim Perkins to Group Chairman, and Kasia Bannon to Group Executive Vice President.
Progressing from his previous role as Deputy Group Chairman, Perkins joined Design Bridge London in 1994, initially working with clients in Asia before establishing the agency’s third Studio in Singapore. In his new role as Group Chairman, he will continue to oversee the agency’s core client relationships, partnering with Design Bridge’s Group CEO John Morris.
“Tim’s mantra has always been delivering great work to our clients’ needs and he has helped instill this philosophy at the heart at Design Bridge,” said John Morris, Group CEO of Design Bridge. “He has intuitively built strong partnerships with many of our global clients over the years, as well as inspiring our internal teams to always push the boundaries. I’ve worked closely with Tim since I joined Design Bridge and I’m really looking forward to continuing our work together in the next phase of the business.”
Perkins will be passing his previous Group Business Development Director responsibilities over to Kasia Bannon, who is stepping up from her role as Senior Vice President & Managing Partner of Design Bridge New York to become Group Executive Vice President (Group EVP). Bannon will continue to lead the New York Studio, but will also take responsibility for the agency’s global New Business strategy, working closely with her team in North America as well as the Studios in Europe and Asia to ensure the continued growth and success of Design Bridge on a global level.
Bannon has been with the business since 2009 when she joined the Client Servicing team in London. In 2014 Bannon moved to New York to set up a hub for Design Bridge’s expanding business in North America and, six years on has grown her team of one into a Studio of 5, adding clients such as Mastercard and Colgate-Palmolive to Design Bridge’s growing roster. Earlier this year the Studio was officially recognized as a Great Place to Work-Certified company.
“One of the strengths of Design Bridge is our people-focused culture and we take pride in providing opportunities for people to grow and develop within the business,” said John Morris, Group CEO of Design Bridge on Bannon’s appointment. “Kasia has taken on, and succeeded in, every challenge and opportunity given to her over the years, and I am delighted to have her join the Group Leadership team. I have no doubt that Kasia will thrive in this new role, continuing to grow our strong client relationships and supporting others around the business to flourish.”