Mr. James is leaving to join Interpublic Group of Cos.' Lowe Lintas & Partners Worldwide, while Mr. Hardy joins Publicis-Eureka.
The move coincides with the departure of the Mercedes-Benz account director, Laurent Garnier, and two members of the Mercedes-Benz account team earlier this week.
Batey Group Chief Operating Officer Jon Collins will, in addition to his group role, assume the role of chairman of Batey Singapore. Deputy Managing Director Nick Marrett becomes chief operating officer of Batey Singapore.
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