Ketchum names Mark Hume COO of Europe
Ketchum’s Mark Hume has been announced COO of Europe. He will partner with chairman and CEO Rob Flaherty, to oversee the agency’s European operations.
Hume continues as CFO for the region, a role which he took on in 2009. David Gallagher, who was named partner and CEO, Europe, in 2011, is adopting the title of president, growth and development, international at Omnicom Public Relations Group.
Hume joined Ketchum in 1996 as finance director, UK, through Ketchum’s acquisition of Scope Communications. He was named COO, UK in 2001, and was appointed European commercial director in 2004. Hume was named a Ketchum partner in 2005.
Flaherty said: “Mark Hume is a trusted and respected leader, a multi-faceted finance and operations executive with a keen understanding of the communications industry and a proven track record of growth; he has been instrumental in the acquisition and development of each of our European businesses.
“Ketchum’s European network is one of the industry’s largest, which is a direct result of Mark and David’s leadership and partnership with regional and local leaders to drive business, producing exceptional results.”
Ketchum recently appointed Barri Rafferty to worldwide president, and created a new Global Leadership Council, of which Hume is a member.
Hume added: “I have enjoyed partnering with David and our European leadership team for more than 15 years to grow Ketchum’s business and reach in Europe, and I’m looking forward to continuing to best meet our clients’ needs and attract and develop the region’s top talent.”