Huntington will work alongside Kate Stanners and Paul Silburn, the creative partners, and the yet-to-be-appointed managing director. As a result, Chris Chalke, the chief strategy officer, will now become the director of strategy for EMEA and UK chairman.
Robert Senior, the UK chief executive of the SSF Group, said: "With Richard, we've just hired one of the best forward-thinking planners in the business."
Since United's closure earlier in the year, Huntington has been freelance. He was at the agency for ten years.