Dutton has spent the last seven years as business development director for Leo Burnett’s integrated marketing practice, Arc Worldwide, where he helped it become MAA and IPM agency of the year.
He is also currently head of brand experience at Leo Burnett, where he has driven new business across the agency’s practices.
Dutton is a board member of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA); a position which he has held since 2013.
As CMO at Engine, Dutton will be responsible for helping drive new business growth across Engine’s 13 specialist businesses, as well as building the Engine brand.
He replaces acting CMO Nikki McCulloch, who has been covering the role for the past year.
Simon Peck, group MD of Engine, said: “Richard has a brilliant track record of winning and growing business across a broad range of disciplines and clients. He will play a key role in supporting Engine’s ambitious growth plans.”
Dutton added: “Engine has a unique way of working, building bridges across disciplines. Its unique collaborative model allows its businesses to produce business transforming work for its clients. The management team has a clear and exciting vision for the business that I very much look forward to being part of.”