Anna Hickey, former business director of Carat, has joined MEC as its managing partner.
Hickey will be tasked with heading up the agency’s Lloyds Banking Group account, which was previously overseen by James Atherton, who has moved to MEC New York.
She will also be responsible for managing the strategic lead and client services for Lloyds, while running the agency as a member of its management board, reporting to managing director Stuart Bowden.
Bowden previously spend 11 years at Carat, finally holding the role of business director.
Stuart Bowden, managing director of MEC UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Anna into our team here at MEC. She brings with her a wealth of skills as well as an impressive reputation in the industry. Anna’s calibre and expertise will be a driving force in continuing our growth and delivering excellent work for our clients.”