San Antonio - Jun 4, 2009 - Clear Channel Communications has appointed William Eccleshare to be the president and chief executive officer of Clear Channel International, effective September 2009. In this position, Eccleshare will be responsible for all of CCI's businesses outside the Americas, and report to Mark Mays, CEO, Clear Channel Outdoor.
Eccleshare joins Clear Channel from BBDO Europe, where he was chairman and CEO and responsible for all BBDO advertising, direct marketing, digital and public relations agencies in 44 countries. Prior to that position, Eccleshare was chairman and CEO of Young and Rubicam EMEA. Throughout his career, he also held senior executive roles at McKinsey and Company, where he was partner, European branding practice; Ammirati Puris Lintas, as chairman and CEO EMEA; and J Walter Thomson, where he held various senior titles. Eccleshare is also non executive director at Hays Plc.