LONDON—EMEA creative head Dean Russell is departing Lewis PR after four years with the agency.

Russell, who joined Lewis at the start of 2012, told the Holmes Report that he plans to start looking for his next role after Christmas. He initially served as EMEA digital marketing director at Lewis PR, before becoming creative strategy director in early 2014.

Lewis UK group MD Giles Peddy told us that Russell's duties will fall to a "strong senior team" across digital and consumer, including UK consumer head Ranj George; Lewis Pulse head Gugs Sarna; France consumer/digital head Eloi Asseline; and, Lewis Pulse Germany head Daniel Blank.

"Dean was with the agency for four years working in digital and creative roles," said Peddy. "We have thanked him for his contributions and we wish him well for the future."

Prior to joining Lewis, Russell led FleishmanHillard's UK digital practice, after spending three years leading digital marketing at Precedent Communications. Russell was also the official Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Luton North  at the 2015 General Election.