Pelham Bell Pottinger will get new day-to-day leadership as agency founder James Henderson concentrates on group-level management of Bell Pottinger Private.
Gavin Davis will assume control of Bell Pottinger's financial arm after he was promoted to MD effective immediately.
Davis, who has worked at Pelham almost since its inception in 2004, will lead the business, reporting to Henderson.
The agency also plans to create a “management group,” consisting of partners Charlie Vivian, Mark Antelme, and Victoria Geoghegan, which will work closely with Davis to develop the business.
Henderson announced the appointment in an e-mail to staff, adding that the group “may also appoint a senior figure from the industry as chairman of the Pelham Bell Pottinger business.”
The financial PR business currently has a strategic advisory committee.
Davis has worked at Pelham for more than eight years, advising clients across sectors including private equity, sovereign wealth, global business, and governments.
Before joining Pelham, Gavin worked for Australia's largest independent corporate communications firm, Royce Communications, for five years, advising blue-chip Australian clients including KPMG, CVC, Macquarie Bank, and Hertz.
This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK, the sister publication of PRWeek at Haymarket Media.