Ominicom Media Group has moved swiftly to fill the gap left by Martin Patton’s defection announced this morning by promoting Lachlan Jones to the general manager of Foundation.
PHD CEO Mark Coad said there was no ill-will after Patton walked out of the agency after 12-years to take on the managing director position at Razor.
He added: “Martin has done an excellent job as he has dedicated the last 12 years to building Foundation to a strong and reputable business.
“His decision to take a senior role at Razor has been received with our blessing, and our thanks. One of Martin’s legacies has been the development of a very strong team, and strong succession plan.
“Lachlan is an extremely capable and well experienced executive who will continue to lead Foundation to further growth.”
The new role starts immediately, and will report to Coad at PHD.