Today, OMD UK announces the promotion of Dan Clays to CEO. Clays joined OMD UK as Managing Director in 2012 from Arena Media and has made a significant impact on the success of the agency since his appointment. In his new role, Clays will be responsible for developing the future-facing strategy and driving the business performance of OMD UK.
Reporting into Clays is a newly created senior management board comprising of Managing Partners across strategy, digital, client service, new business & marketing, investment, finance and the people team.
OMG UK CEO, Philippa Brown, said: “Dan has been operating at CEO level for some time now and I am delighted to be able to formalise his position. His passion and drive have delivered fantastic results for OMD UK and Dan’s commitment to the people in his agency makes him a fantastic leader and natural choice for CEO.”
Dan Clays added: “I am very proud of how we have developed the agency over the past three years and extremely excited about what the future holds for the OMD UK team and our clients. We’ve had an excellent year and have a clear plan in place for what comes next. Earlier this year we announced a new vision for OMD UK and my new role will enable me to work closely with the senior management board to make this happen.”
In addition, the Omnicom Media Group UK agency has promoted Jess Roberts to Chief Client Officer. Reporting into Clays, Roberts will continue to develop OMD UK’s client offering and focus on driving the delivery of the highest quality service and work for OMD UK’s clients.
Guy Melzack, Marketing and Communications Manager, OMD UK
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