Grey UK Group CEO David Patton was bumped up to President/CEO of Grey Europe, Middle East & Africa. Patton, who will take his post on January 1, succeeds Carolyn Carter who’s leaving Grey after a 30-year tenure at the agency. Carter, though, will stay onboard with Grey until March 2010 to see the transition through according to the announce.
As EMEA President/CEO, Patton meanwhile will oversee a group that covers 80 cities in 59 countries. Along with the EMEA appointment, Grey promoted its London MD Chris Hirst to CEO of the office.