Spriggs relocated from Australia to join the agency’s London office on 9 March as chief operating officer and as a board member.
He will report to Jonathan Trimble, the agency’s chief executive, and will be given the opportunity to become a shareholder in the agency after six months.
Spriggs most recently ran his own consultancy, but has worked as a group business director at Leo Burnett, a regional director for JWT in Sydney and a regional account director for Fallon in New York, among other jobs.
At the same, 18 Feet & Rising has also hired Graham Fowles as its group strategy director, reporting to strategy partner, Rob Ward. Fowles was most recently freelancing, but before that worked at M&C Saatchi and WCRS.
Edward Rosoman has also joined the agency as a group business director from Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, where he was an account director and worked on Vodafone, Lloyds Bank and The BBC.
Matt Keon, 18 Feet & Rising’s executive creative director, said about Spriggs: "Paul is one of the few people that has an innate understanding of how clients businesses work as well as a pin-point strategic outlook.
"He's a world class talent and we're lucky to have him here."