David Patton voted president of EACA

David Patton, the president and chief executive of Grey Group EMEA, has been elected president of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA).

David Patton: voted president of the European Association of Communications Agencies
David Patton: voted president of the European Association of Communications Agencies

He succeeds Moray MacLennan, the worldwide chief executive of M&C Saatchi. His election was unanimous and his presidency will last for the next two years.

Patton said that he would use his EACA presidency to focus on three key priorities: supporting young people in the industry; helping the industry learn from the experiences of the recession, and addressing the issue of client/agency relationships.

Dominic Lyle, the association’s director general, said: "David’s broad experience, not just at Grey, but in his previous career, will be a huge asset for EACA as we continue to expand our offering to our members."

Before joining Grey, Patton was Sony Europe’s senior vice-president for marketing communications.