Yorkshire Times
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8:32 PM 9th May 2022

Engage Strengthens Board With Non Exec Director

(L-R) Alex Willcocks and Ade Lingard
(L-R) Alex Willcocks and Ade Lingard
Digital agency Engage has appointed Ade Lingard to the board as non-executive director.

Ade has been appointed by the 49 strong agency to strengthen the board and support its impressive growth plans and business strategies. The role will see Ade provide support and an independent perspective to the board, identify and close down any risks, and advise on any opportunities that will further strengthen the business.

Commenting on his appointment, Ade said: “Engage has been on a strong growth path for the past few years and I’m excited to support the board in furthering their ambitions for the agency. I hope that my specialisms will offer a unique addition and my independent perspective will enable Alex and the team to spot new opportunities, meet new challenges and achieve their objectives.”

Ade brings significant experience to the agency having worked at a number of senior roles including COO of marketing agency Jaywing, and director of a number of subsidiaries working in the sector. He is currently a NED for Hatmill, and an advisor to two further professional services organisations.

Alex Willcocks, managing director at Engage, added: “We already have a strong and effective board, but felt there was an opportunity to strengthen the team even further with the appointment of the right non-executive director. Ade fills this space perfectly and his PLC and relevant agency experience will be invaluable in our next phase of growth.”

Ade will offer Engage a number of specialisms including an ability to interpret data and information in order to understand a business, mentoring and coaching of senior leaders, and specific sector knowledge. He is qualified in transformational coaching and has completed the Exceptional NED programme with Leeds University Business School.