Chief executive Blazey leaves PHD

Morag Blazey, the chief executive of PHD, has left the agency after 14 years. The Omnicom-owned media agency has already kicked off the search for a replacement.

PHD says Blazey left “by mutual agreement” with immediate effect. Phillipa Brown, the chief executive of Omnicom Media Group, will replace Blazey until a successor is appointed.

Blazey, who has been away on a sabbatical, joined PHD in 1994, becoming managing director in 1999 and chief executive of UK operations in 2006. Her departure comes less than a year after Jonathan Durden, the final founding partner remaining at the agency, left to join Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy. Co-founder David Pattison also quit early last year to join i-Level Group as chief executive.

Blazey oversaw a restructure of the agency’s management in January last year, which aimed to support the growth of the PHD network. Daren Rubins, business director, was promoted to managing director, and Jonathan Fowles, also a business director, became executive director of planning. He replaced Mark Holden, who moved into an international role.

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