Cheil UK has appointed Catherine Davis as the agency’s chief growth officer for the UK and Europe, responsible for “driving business growth across Europe with a specific focus on the UK market.” She will report directly to Cheil UK chief operating officer Matt Pye. The hire follows the appointment of Cheil UK’s president global chief growth officer, Lotta Malm-Hallqvist, in January.
Davis arrives from Grey London, where she has served as chief marketing officer since October of 2013 and new business and marketing director since 2009. Before joining Grey, Davis was marketing and PR director for CHINA NOW, “the largest festival devoted to China that the UK has ever seen.” She has also worked as a board account director for RKCR/Y&R and Burkitt DDB, a communications director for Leo Burnett/Magellan and senior account manager for TBWA.
“Cat’s new business record at Grey speaks for itself. She’s a phenomenal appointment, and follows hot on the heels of Lotta Malm-Hallqvist as global growth officer,” said Pye. “This underlines Cheil’s ambition to secure rapid growth with high-quality clients. It’s a really exciting time to be part of the Cheil network.”