PHD promotes Noel Gate to group business director on Virgin Australia account

PHD has promoted Noel Gate to group business director to lead the Virgin Australia account.

Gate moves into the new position from his role as business director on the Pepsi Co account, with PHD stating he was pivotal in winning the $30m Virgin account, of which Carat was the incumbent.

“This promotion is thoroughly deserved. Noel has continually delivered for PHD and some of our key clients over the past three years,” said managing director Mark Jarrett, to whom Gate will report.

“He was instrumental in our appointment by Virgin Australia and could not be better placed to deliver for them and PHD moving forward.”

Gate has been at PHD for three years, and within the Omnicom Media Group for another seven. The promotion also sees him sit on the agency’s leadership team.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to contribute to the great culture here at PHD in my new role and working with the Virgin Australia team to help realise their ambitions for their brand,” Gate said of his new role.

Kirsty McMeekin will become the business director on Pepsi Co, reporting to group business director Anelida Pardini.


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