Lowe and Partners' chairman takes on new role in IPG

Tony Wright, chairman of ad agency Lowe and Partners, will be moving onto a new role in holding company Interpublic (IPG) next January.

Wright joined to lead Lowe and Partners nearly a decade ago and since then has been noted "as a major driver of a successful turnaround at the network", particularly with Unilever, one of IPG's most important multinational clients said the company in a press statement.

In his new capacity, he is set to focus on engaging with clients on IPG's broader strategic priorities and in particular, on the overall relationship with Unilever and macro opportunities for growth with this important partner as the company continues to seek brilliant integrated solutions.

Wright (pictured) will report to Michael Roth, chairman and CEO, IPG. Roth said in a statement that the company will work together with Wright to "identify ways in which [it] can bring his talents as one of the world's top marketing strategists to bear across Interpublic on opportunities that help drive [IPG's] growth objectives."

Wright's partner Michael Wall, global CEO, Lowe and Partners, will expand his current role and continue the work of driving the Lowe and Partners network forward.