DDB has appointed Chris Brown to take the role of president and CEO of its New York operations.
Brown is currently CEO of DDB Group Australia, and his successor is expected to be announced before the end of summer.
The move comes as current New York CEO, Peter Hempel, is promoted to lead a new shop: DDB Group New York.
Hempel said: "After 11 years at DDB New York, I am looking forward to working with Chris to see what kinds of synergies can be created across our operations."
The new group, headed by Hempel, will include DDB New York, Tribal Worldwide New York and Spike DDB.
He added: "This new structure allows us to get more from all the talent that we have within the various groups that are part of DDB in New York”.