Philippa Brown named CEO of PHD Worldwide

08 May 2019  |  David Pidgeon 
Philippa Brown named CEO of PHD Worldwide

Omnicom Media Group has announced Philippa Brown is to become the new CEO of PHD Worldwide.

Brown, who joins from her role as CEO of Omnicom Media Group UK, succeeds Mike Cooper, who was named Group CEO, Omnicom Media Group APAC and EMEA on Tuesday.

Brown joined OMG UK in 2007, overseeing a team of 1,600 and serving more than 270 clients. During her tenure, she has overseen the UK launch of OMG’s newest agency network, Hearts & Science, and the expansion of OMD UK and Manning Gottlieb OMD.

“Philippa is a proven leader and a natural fit to lead PHD globally,” says Omnicom Media Group CEO Daryl Simm.

“As CEO of OMG UK, she has worked closely with Mike Cooper in the original positioning of PHD as a global network, and has been heavily involved in PHD’s international client successes. She has singular insight into PHD’s culture, the expectations that clients have of the agency, and the ongoing transformation required for success.”

Prior to joining OMG, Brown spent 10 years at IPC Media, rising to board director. Her previous experience also includes stints at full service DMB&B and BBH.

Commenting on her new role, Brown said: “Over the past decade, PHD has become one of the most respected agency networks in the industry. It’s growth, thought leadership and award-winning work is a testament to Mike Cooper’s leadership, and the combined contributions of our many talented people all around the world.

"My job – working with all the PHD offices and our clients - is to now build on the great success that has already been achieved."

Brown’s appointment is effective July 1. She will be based in London, reporting to Simm.

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