WRG appoints new head of live events

Experiential agency WRG has hired senior event producer Tim Collett to head its live events operation.

Formerly an executive producer at Jack Morton, Collett will lead all output from WRG’s UK live events team. He has also spent over 11 years working on public events including London’s New Year’s Fireworks, Team GB’s Beijing homecoming parade and several award winning events for global brands Samsung, P&G and Lexus.

Collett’s remit will involve line management responsibility for the live events team reporting to operations director Tim Williams. He will also join the WRG Management Team.

“One of the most exciting aspects to this role is that it will see me move from operational production to leader and mentor,” said Collett.

Collett added: “There are exciting opportunities within The Creative Engagement Group and a feeling of momentum. It feels like a great place for the next stage in my career and I can’t wait to get started.”

Russ Lidstone, CEO WRG and The Creative Engagement Group added: “Tim is hugely talented and has a wealth of experience, having worked on countless projects from corporate events to some of the UK’s biggest public spectacles.

“Alongside his obvious talent, Tim’s focus on creativity, delivery and engaging end users means he is a brilliant fit for WRG and The Creative Engagement Group. Importantly he’s definitely ‘one of us’ – a top man.”

Tim Collett joins WRG following several senior appointments across creative and production at WRG this year.

WRG is part of The Creative Engagement Group and employs 150 staff with offices in Europe and the US. The company has over 25 years’ experience working across categories including; Healthcare, Energy, Technology, Luxury, Retail, FMCG and Financial & Professional Services.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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