Grey London has hired former AMV BBDO London ECD, Adrian Rossi, as Creative Chairman. He reports to Worldwide CCO, John Patroulis.

Worldwide CEO, Michael Houston, has announced that Grey London has filled the newly created role of Creative Chairman with the appointment of Adrian Rossi. He will report to worldwide chief creative officer, John Patroulis, while Vicki Maguire continues on as CCO.

Rossi will lead all areas of creative development; set and implement the vision; spearhead the recruitment of top talent; and guide creative efforts, while working closely with Grey Europe President and CEO. He joins the firm after seven years with AMV BBDO London.

There, he was last ECD, a position he took on in 2013. Under his leadership, the agency became the second most awarded at Cannes, with a record of three Grand Prix and one Titanium. He began his career in the year 1994 as art director under Saatchi & Saatchi.

He subsequently went on to become a BBH creative director, where he spent more than a decade. Later in 2010, Rossi served with digital agency, Glue Isobar. His arrival in London follows the announcement of an expanded creative leadership team at Grey New York.

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