Richard Eyre CBE named Non-Executive Chair of House 337

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Richard Eyre has been appointed Non-Executive Chair of creative collective, House 337.

Eyre was an integral part of the team who devised and developed the company’s core values, vision and strategy ahead of its official launch in September 2022.

Richard Eyre

Previously, he completed a decade as chair of the Next Fifteen Group plc, owner of House 337.

In this newly-created role, Eyre will support House 337 Chief Executive Officer Phil Fearnley, helping deliver the company’s vision, driving growth organically and through the roll-out of new products, sectors and acquisitions.

Eyre will also continue to work closely with the Creative Leadership Team, comprising Jo Moore, Leon Jaume, Kim Lawrie, Matt Fenn, Zara Ineson and Gus MacKinnon.

Commenting on his new role, Eyre said: “To be involved in the birth and growth of a new agency, unencumbered by conventional wisdom, is a rare and energising opportunity.

“I like these people, I like what they stand for and I admire their talent.”

House 337’s Fearnley added: “Having somebody with Richard’s depth of experience and knowledge of the ever more complex landscape of the advertising industry will ensure House 337 is at the leading edge of the change needed to deliver 21st century creative services.”

Eyre is Chair of Beyond, also a member of the Next Fifteen Group, as well as digital industry body the Internet Advertising Bureau UK.

He started his career with 16 years in advertising agencies, including as Media Director at BBH, and over a 47-year career has held a wide variety of roles across advertising and media.

He has served as Chief Executive of ITV, the Capital Radio Group and global TV Producer, Fremantle; he was also Director of Strategy and Content at Europe’s largest commercial broadcast group, RTL.

Eyre was honoured by the Advertising Association with its rare Mackintosh Medal in 2013, one of only 11 people to have won it since 1980, alongside Jeremy Bullmore and Tess Alps.

He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List in 2014 for services to advertising and media. A lifelong music fan, Eyre runs an internet radio station, Radio Crimson, from his shed.