Patrick Ryan’s new role as worldwide business development director is to oversee PHD’s network of 81 offices globally. He joins the agency on 11th December, reporting to worldwide CEO, Mike Cooper. In his new role, he will provide strategic leadership to the network, working closely with global and regional leaders to develop new business strategies and identify client opportunities. He will lead pitches and oversee the markets’ new business activity, providing best practice.
Mike Cooper, worldwide CEO : “Patrick’s track record as one of the top talents in international account handling means he has a true 360 degree perspective of all commercial, strategic and buying areas. That, coupled with his excellent performance in getting new business results, makes him a unique find and we are delighted to have him join the team at PHD to help us build on the strong foundations we’ve put in place over the past few years with global wins like Unilever, GSK and Bentley.”
Commenting on his new position, Ryan : “I’m really excited about the move to PHD. They’re a network I have always admired with a clear positioning in the market – something that is pretty unique in today’s agency land. They have beaten the biggest and the best networks to scoop some of the world’s premier accounts and I cannot wait to help drive further success on a global, regional and local basis.”