PHD has appointed Noel Gate to group business director to lead the Virgin Australia account.
Previously business director on PepsiCo, Gate was instrumental in the $30M account win, which was moved from Carat.
With 20 years of media experience, Gate will be responsible for leading the team who will partner with Virgin Australia on their brand growth journey.
Gate has been with PHD for three years and within the Omnicom Media Group for a total of 10 years.
Commenting on the promotion Gate said: ‘I’m looking forward to continuing to contribute to the great culture here at PHD in my new role and working with the Virgin Australia team to help realise their ambitions for their brand’.
He will will be reporting to PHD managing director Mark Jarrett, who added: “This promotion is thoroughly deserved. Noel has continually delivered for PHD and some of our key clients over the past three years.
“He was instrumental in our appointment by Virgin Australia and could not be better placed to deliver for them and PHD moving forward.”
Kirsty McMeekin will take over Gate’s role on PepsiCo, joining PHD as a business director.