Manchester-headquartered agency Absurd has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Mark Carrington as program director.

Carrington, whose appointment follows a string of client wins and new hires since Absurd’s launch in May last year, will lead the agency’s operations across its global client base.

The digital design agency has seen rapid growth, recently moving to Princess Street to allow space for the further expansion of its team. It counts Brother, Miami Cocktail and Walo International among its clients.

Carrington joins Absurd from Epam Systems, where he was director of project management. He brings with him extensive experience gained in previous roles with Ebay, TMW, iris Worldwide and Great Fridays.

“With our global client base continuing to grow, Mark brings valuable experience and expertise that will further strengthen our management team as we expand,” said Absurd co-founder Oli Taylor.

“Mark’s appointment represents our continued focus on finding the very best talent available in the industry - a core commitment to our clients.”

Carrington said: “Absurd has seen impressive growth to date and I look forward to working with Oli, Sam and Oliver to continue that trajectory.

“The agency has made a number of top-flight new hires since launching and I look forward to joining what is an incredibly talented team at such an exciting time for the business.”

With an advisory board spanning the UK and US, which includes former Great Fridays CEO Rob Noble, the team is working to ambitious growth projections over the coming 12-18 months.