Brand Union has promoted Jonny Westcar from client lead for GSK to managing director for London.
His new role at the WPP-owned global brand strategy and design agency will see Westcar lead the strategic growth of the London office, while also maintaining some of his key client responsibilities.
Of his appointment, he said: "Having originally joined the network over 13 years ago, I have developed a true passion for the development of the agency and the creative and strategic work we provide our clients. I'm honoured to be selected for this role and I can't wait to put my strengths to effective use further building the business and our client offering."
The new role sees Westcar report into Simon Bolton, worldwide chief executive of Brand Union.
Bolton said Westcar “has been instrumental in the growth of some of our fastest-growing and internationally diverse key clients, a skill which I know he will put to great use in growing our London office”.
The appointment comes as chief executive Catherine Gale steps down to pursue new ventures.