The World: Tokyo - TBWA\Asia-Pacific sets up regional management board

Keith Smith, the chairman of TBWA\Asia-Pacific, has expanded the network's regional management team by creating a regional management board.

It will be made up of key country heads representing the three markets of Japan, Korea and China.

Members of the board include Gavin Heron, the chief executive of the TBWA Group in China; Philip Brett, the chief executive of the TBWA\Tequila Group in Singapore; Chul Joong Kang, the chief executive of TBWA\Korea; Ian Thubron, the chief executive of TBWA Group Hong Kong; Chaipranin Visudhipol, the managing director of TBWA\Thailand; and Gary Wenzel, the chief operating officer of TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan.

Smith said: "It's time we used their skills across the region and not just in the markets they operate in."