SYDNEY — David Brain, the former regional CEO who departed Edelman after 13 years in 2017, has been named an independent, non-executive director at Australian marcomms holding group Enero.

Brain will work with Enero Group chairman John Porter and CEO Matthew Melhuish. Enero's holdings include PR firms Hotwire and Frank, along with other agencies such as BMF and Naked.

Brain retains his existing role as an advisory board member of New Zealand online news magazine The Spinoff, and investor and advisory board member at another NZ startup, Parkable.

"David has deep industry knowledge of public relations and integrated communications which are a key pillar of our group," said Porter in a statement. "David’s network and thought leadership will be invaluable to all our businesses."