CANNES--Ketchum Europe CEO David Gallagher has been named jury president for the PR Lions at the 2013 Cannes Festival.

Gallagher becomes the fifth person to lead the PR Lions, after they were launched in 2009. Last year, the PR Lions jury was headed by Weber Shandwick president Gail Heimann.

To date, ad agencies have dominated the Cannes PR Lions, with no PR agency yet to win the coveted Grand Prix.

"This Festival offers a rise-and-shine moment on a global stage for the PR community, and I'm honoured to take part in selecting the very best of our creative efforts from around the world," said Gallagher in a statement.