Carat has pulled Paul Brooks from MediaCom to fill its newly created national chief investment officer role.
Brooks has been with MediaCom since April 2009 and chief investment officer for the rival media buying firm since December 2011.
He will be based in Sydney.
Simon Ryan, Carat’s chief executive officer Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Paul to Carat. Paul is a great media professional and very well respected in the industry as being a true leader and expert in his craft. Continuing to employ high performers is crucial to our success and we look forward to having Paul on board.”