Vinny Panchal has been appointed as managing director of both Jack Morton Australia and Weber Shandwick, as the agencies join forces, following the sale of both brands from The Interpublic Group (IPG) to Helen Graney earlier this year, in a management buy-out.

Panchal was previously manager of just Jack Morton Australia, and will now oversee both agencies, functioning as a collective, reporting in to Graney who takes on the title of CEO.