The World: New York - Y&R appoints North America chief executive

Gord McLean has been named as the new chief executive for Young & Rubicam North America. A 16-year veteran of Y&R Brands, he will continue as the president of global client services.

The managing partners in the New York, Chicago, Detroit, Irvine, San Francisco and Toronto offices will now report directly to him.

McLean, 50, launched his career at Y&R in Toronto, before being made the president and chief operating officer of DY&R Asia.