David Patton has been named the Global President of Y&R, in charge of operational leadership across the regions. Patton will join the agency in January 2017, and will be based in London.
Patton comes to Y&R from Grey Group, where he has served as the President and CEO of Grey EMEA for the past six years, and the CEO of Grey UK for two years prior. He is credited with the transformation of the London agency, as well as for strengthening the EMEA region with the right talent, capabilities and creative focus.
“Y&R has considerable momentum right now, with the win of the U.S. Census account capping off a string of new business wins in North America. Our Global Boutique strategy is driven by the principle that a network’s strength must be rooted in the uniqueness of each local market. Strong local offices resonate globally when they are unified by shared values, technology and tools. In bringing David Patton on board, we assure the strength and integrity of both sides of the equation. And I can think of no one better than he to lead this charge forward,” said David Sable, Y&R Global CEO.