Jones, who joins as the communications strategy director, was previously the communications planning director at Engine Strategy. He will report to Richard Huntington, the Saatchi & Saatchi director of strategy.
Jones will offer communications planning expertise to existing and prospective UK clients. He will work alongside Andrzej Moyseowicz, the director of media and innovations for Saatchi & Saatchi EMEA, to develop the agency's communications planning offering for UK clients.
At Engine, and before that at Edwards Groom Saunders where he worked as a strategic planner, Jones developed integrated communications strategies for clients including Nando's, Rightmove, Gala Bingo and Coral. Before that, he was an account director for communications planning at Mindshare UK.
Saatchi & Saatchi has also appointed Neal Fairfield as the international planning director on Lurpak. Fairfield joins from Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney. Faraaz Marghoob, a planning director at Saatchi & Saatchi London, has been promoted to the new role of director of digital strategy.
Huntington said: "These appointments are part of our commitment to deliver better brand strategies and more powerful and creative ideas."