WPP-owned global brand strategy and design agency, Brand Union, tapped John Shaw as worldwide head of strategy and planning, a new position at the agency. Shaw will report into Simon Bolton, worldwide CEO of Brand Union. He will also be responsible for leading the London strategy and planning department, reporting to Catherine Gale, Brand Union's UK and Ireland CEO. Shaw joins the agency from WPP Team Red where he served as chief strategy officer. Prior to that, he worked at Wieden + Kennedy, where he became planning director overseeing work on Coca-Cola, Nike and Microsoft. Additionally, he held the position of regional planning director at Ogilvy Asia Pacific, where he oversaw campaigns for Ford, Coca-Cola and Disney.