The World: Los Angeles - Ex-TBWA chief Harwood-Matthews joins PHD

Robert Harwood-Matthews, the former chief executive of TBWA\Manchester, has joined PHD as the managing director of the media agency's Los Angeles and San Francisco operations.

His role at PHD West will be an expanded one following the imminent departure of Sue Taylor, who has been the managing director of PHD in Los Angeles for the past two years.

Harwood-Matthews was previously the global managing director on TBWA's Infiniti account.

Scott Hagedorn, the PHD US chief executive, said: "Rob has the record and the results that made him the right choice at the right point in PHD's long-term growth plan."