Chairman of Burson-Marsteller U.K. quits

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LONDON--Nigel Whittaker, U.K. chairman of Burson-Masteller, the international public relations consultancy network owned by Young & Rubicam, is to quit the company, effective January 1999. The former corporate affairs director of U.K. retail group King-fisher says he wanted to reduce his three day B-M role to two to fulfill his other business commitments effectively and meet his personal objective to spend more time operating from home in Dorset. B-M wanted him to increase his days to five. "We were unable to bridge the negotiating gap," says Mr. Whittaker, though he will continue to work for the network on a project basis.

Copyright December 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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