The World: Hong Kong - Neil Cotton takes up Asian strategy role at Lowe

Lowe Worldwide has appointed Neil Cotton (pictured) to the newly created post of director of strategic planning for North and South-East Asia. He will also assume the role of deputy managing director for Lowe North Asia.

Cotton was previously the regional head of strategy for Bates Asia, and has also held the position of senior partner and worldwide group planning director at O&M New York.

Nigel Gilbert, the chairman and chief executive of Lowe North and South-East Asia, said: "Neil's ability to connect powerful strategy to highly creative communications for clients clearly sets him apart in this industry."