Manchester-based Noir Agency today announces the appointment of Ian Whilby as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Ian joins Noir to assist in driving growth with his extensive experience in Business Development within the creative industry.
“In Noir, I saw an agency that was obsessed with the delivery of excellence in the stand of work delivered to clients and I jumped at the opportunity to support this thoroughly passionate and creative organisation. “
Before returning to Manchester Whilby held several senior business development positions with some of the earliest digital agencies in London. These included Havas owned Real-Time Studio (Subsequently subsumed in what is now known as Havas Helia) led by Digital Hall of Fame inductee Phil Jones. During this time Whilby secured several major account wins including securing the contract to provide an in house creative digital studio for Conde Nast Online, he was also involved in securing the assignment to create Diesel Jean’s first pan European e-commerce store.
On returning to the Northwest Ian held Directorships at Scanda Group in addition to a number of NED/consulting positions. He has a reputation for achieving commercial and financial targets in addition to the overall corporate objective. More recently Whilby worked alongside the Senior Management team of High Access Maintenance during there merger with NWC and creation of the NSS Group.
A recognised industry expert, in exploiting new channels to market, driving CRM and retention with experience in industrial, commercial and local government sectors.
Commenting on the appointment, Jamie Sellars, Chief Digital Officer & Co-Founder of Blck Media Group.
“For the last six months we’ve been analysing how we can deliver a better product for our clients, sustainability grow our client base and internal talent pool. If achieved, this will allow Noir to be one of the standout leaders in our field.
Ian will play a key role with helping Noir achieve these goals in 2020 and move our agency forward.“