NEW YORK Interpublic Group's Lowe and Partners today said it has advanced Matthew Bull to worldwide chief creative officer, responsible for the overall creative output of the network.
Bull, 40, had been chief executive officer of Lowe in London. In his new role, he succeeds Adrian Holmes, who retains the title of chairman.
Taking up Bull's mantle of London CEO is Garry Lace, 37, who most recently had been with Grey Global Group's Grey in London, also as CEO. He has also held the chief executive title at TBWA in London.
Tony Wright, president and CEO of Lowe's global operations, said in a statement, "These moves signify the level of ambition we have for Lowe. Matthew has an enormously infectious ability to create the conditions for wonderful work to flourish, both as a leader and a practitioner. Garry is quite simply the most talented agency leader in London. His proven track record in the new business arena coupled with his previous experience at key creative shops make him a perfect fit."
Bull has been CEO of Lowe's London office since 2003. Prior to that, he started and ran his own agency in South Africa, currently named Lowe Bull.
—Adweek staff report