PHD UK, today announced the appointment of Jon Kershaw to managing director of its UK Manchester office.

Jon will take up the position in the coming months joining managing partners, Rob Nicol and Lorraine Jones and planning director, Andrew Hovells on the senior leadership team, and succeeding Dani Briers, who joined Carat in Manchester at the end of 2016.

Jon had previously worked at Starcom Mediavest in London and Carat in Manchester before joining Havas. Previously, Jon had spent almost three years as a media director in PHD’s London office.

Jon said “I’m delighted to return to an agency with such a fantastic creative reputation. PHD already has a strong talent base and I look forward to developing the agency’s ability to deliver effective media solutions.”

Verica Djurdjevic, CEO said, “Jon has a wealth of experience across a range of categories which fit our client base perfectly.  He’s an exciting talent for our Manchester office and we’re delighted to be welcoming him back.”