He will report to Ogilvy global CEO Christopher Graves.
The PRCA has appealed against last month's High Court decision in favour of the Newspaper Licensing Agency.
Iris PR MD Bill McIntyre has left the agency to join Movember. His role will be to grow the charity in South Africa, Finland, the Netherlands and Czech Republic.
Siemens is in talks with agencies over handling comms for its forthcoming urban sustainability centre, which will be launched in 2012 in London's Docklands.
Cake has kept the PR consumer account for Confused.com after pitching this week against three other agencies.
Grosvenor Casinos, part of the Rank Group, has called in Publicasity to raise its profile in the UK with a consumer PR campaign.
Experian, the online credit checker, has brought in Blue Rubicon to handle PR in the UK and Ireland for marketing services and SME businesses.
WPP has invested in Global Counsel LLP, a new London-based advisory firm to be chaired by Lord Mandelson.