Clough – who spent more than 15 years at BI working with clients including BMW – is joining Leicestershire-based Noble Events on 4 July.
The agency has hired Clough as part of expansion plans, according to managing director Penny Noble.
"I am delighted to welcome Rob to our team," she said. "Having worked alongside him in the past I know that he is a hugely talented individual who brings with him a wealth of experience. We are looking forward to benefitting from this and from his substantial knowledge of the industry. This can only help to reinforce our current market position."
The agency has also moved into an eco-office suite in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, as part of plans to work towards BS8901 accreditation.