Omnicom Media Group Names Its First Female Global CEO

Philippa Brown succeeds Mike Cooper as PHD Worldwide chief

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Today, Omnicom Media Group named a woman to a global chief executive role for the first time. Philippa Brown, who previously served as CEO for Omnicom Media Group U.K., has been promoted to the role of CEO for PHD Worldwide, effective July 1. She will be based in London and report to OMG CEO Daryl Simm.

Brown succeeds Mike Cooper, who was appointed Group CEO for Omnicom Media Group APAC and EMEA. The news comes following an announcement from Colin Gottlieb, who formerly held Cooper’s role, that he will be stepping down after nearly 20 years.



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