Chris Walsh, Chief Commercial & Operations Officer, PHD UK

Chris Walsh, Head of Investment at PHD UK, has been promoted to Chief Commercial & Operations Officer.

In this newly created role, Walsh will expand his role beyond media investment – for which he will retain overall accountability – into a broader set of commercial and operational responsibilities across the agency, including areas such as new commercial partnerships and flexible working.

Verica Djurdjevic, PHD UK’s CEO, said of the appointment: “Chris is a great media operator, who has built great relationships with clients and partners, and ensured that we are delivering all of our commitments. This new role allows him to apply his commercial acumen to the future of the agency, as well as giving him greater responsibility within the leadership structure.”

Walsh said, “It’s been amazing to have been able to contribute to the huge success and growth that we have enjoyed at PHD over the last few years. I am so excited that I now have the chance to build on that success further, working with the fantastic leadership team and continuing to evolve the wonderfully talented Investment team.”

Chris joined PHD from Manning Gottlieb OMD in early 2016 and quickly made his mark across the agency and the wider industry, including being named in Campaign magazine’s Top 10 Media Buyers for the past four consecutive years.