Havas London named Xav Rees as CEO, reporting to Chris Hirst, European and UK group CEO. Rees joins the agency from adam&eveDDB, where he served as group managing director, a role he held for the
last two years. While there, Rees helped oversee the merger of DDB and adam&eve, and was the only member of the original DDB leadership to earn a place on the new management team following said
merger. Alongside his group managerial duties, Rees ran the agency's Diageo and Volkswagen accounts. "Xav is a true powerhouse who can energize and propel an agency forward," said Hirst. "As well as
being a brilliant practitioner, he will be transformational for our culture. I've wanted to work with again him for a long time and am delighted to have the chance to do so now."