Photon, the marketing services group, has appointed Jeremy Philips as its new CEO, replacing Matt Bailey.
His appointment is effective June 1. Philips will return to Australia after working in New York where he was most recently executive vice president, office of the chairman, at News Corporation.
Philips worked on operational and strategic initiatives across News Corp, with a focus on digital initiatives.
Previously, he was vice chairman of Ecorp, a subsidiary of PBL. Prior to that he worked at McKinsey & Company.
Philips has also held several board positions, including chairman of Ebay Australiand a New Zealand, and as a director of Ninemsn.
Bailey’s resignation was announced in January. It followed the board’s decision to relocate the group’s CEO role to Sydney on a full time basis.
The Photon group of companies includes Naked Communications, BWM and Bellamyhayden.