Arrivals & Departures: PHD bolsters senior team

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AUCKLAND, Today: PHD Group has announced the appointment of Nick Scott as strategic partnerships director, and the promotion of PHD group business director Helen Brown to group investment director.

PHD Group NZ ceo Nikki Grafton says the appointments will further strengthen PHD’s client service, product development and investment leverage.

Marketing leader Nick Scott brings a wealth of experience to PHD with over 14 years’ at agencies in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. The newly created role will see Scott support clients to navigate the evolving tech landscape and ensure PHD’s specialist units are best utilised to drive business results for clients.


“People of Nick and Helen’s calibre and experience will lead clients and the agency into the future.”


Scott said: “I’m really excited to join the PHD team. PHD has an impressive suite of products, and I’m looking forward to partnering with our clients to deliver meaningful business outcomes.”

Helen Brown has long been a senior figure at PHD. She brings a depth of experience and capability to the PHD investment leadership role and team.

She said: “I’m excited to have a change in focus in this stage of my career, and I am very lucky to be leading a passionate and highly skilled team to deliver great results for our clients.”

Nikki Grafton says Scott and Brown are exceptional assets to the agency. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to invest in senior capability and recognise and promote great talent within the team,” Grafton said.

“PHD is fortunate to have people of Nick and Helen’s calibre and experience helping to lead clients and the agency into the future.”


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