David Hunt, who has been CEO of Havas Lynx Group in the UK since 2013, is moving to the United States to oversee the strategic expansion of Havas Health & You (HH&Y) on the West Coast.
Hunt has worked for Havas Lynx Group for 15 years and helped transform the Manchester creative agency into a globally recognised healthcare communications specialist employing 400 people. Its blue chip clients include AstraZeneca, Janssen and Novartis.
Hunt will take up the position of HH&Y CEO West and support the firm’s team in San Francisco. His role will involve managing key regional clients as well as launching a new offering for the network in Los Angeles and driving greater collaboration across the Vivendi group.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to test myself on a new stage, while continuing to inspire the best creative talent from around the world to use ideas and communications to improve patient lives,” Hunt said.
“The last eight years with Havas have been fantastic. I am delighted to commit my long-term future to help drive Havas Health & You’s strategic growth along the West Coast. The West Coast offers immediate and long-term opportunities for the business and we have a very talented team of people in San Francisco that I’m looking forward to working with and supporting.”