Multi award-winning Digital agency Line has appointed former Wheel CEO Philip Hunt as Non Executive Director.
A serial entrepreneur with a formidable new media pedigree, Hunt brings a wealth of experience building fast growth businesses to the Line boardroom. Since building Wheel into the UK’s number one digital communications agency and negotiating its 2005 sale to Lbi he has remained at the forefront of the industry, sitting on the boards of a number of high-profile companies in the sector.
“This is an exciting point in the company's history. After a successful start to 2010 that has seen our turnover and head count increase rapidly we have ambitious plans for Line's expansion over the next couple of years and had set out to look for someone with the right blend of expertise and experience to strengthen our executive team,” said Line Managing Director Ross Laurie.
“Phil fitted the bill perfectly. Not only does he have hard won experience driving companies through organisational change but he also demonstrates a clarity of vision that's hard to find in the digital media business. I look forward to his contribution to the company's continued development.”
Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, Hunt qualified as a chartered accountant and enjoyed a successful career in corporate finance before moving into the media and technology sectors over a decade ago. He currently sits on the boards of a number of businesses including Preloaded, Foviance, Skyron, and specialist marketing services provider R.O.EYE.
Hunt added: “I'm delighted to be joining the board of Line, a company I've been familiar with for several years now. It's a dynamic business with an exciting future, and I'm extremely enthusiastic about taking a role in the firm's continued rapid development.”