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Nick Garrett to Become CEO of Clemenger BBDO Sydney and Melbourne

Clemenger BBDO, 7 months, 1 week ago

Garrett will fill the gap left by Clemenger BBDO Sydney CEO Andy Pontin, who recently announced his plans to leave the agency in 2018

Nick Garrett to Become CEO of Clemenger BBDO Sydney and Melbourne

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne CEO, Nick Garrett, is assuming the role of CEO of the agency's Sydney and Melbourne offices. This follows the announcement in September that Andy Pontin would be stepping down as CEO of Clemenger BBDO Sydney in early 2018.

Clemenger BBDO is fortunate to have strong management depth in both Sydney and Melbourne. In Sydney, the agency is led by the fantastic team of managing director, Emily Perrett, chief creative officer, Ben Coulson, and chief financial officer, John Rizoski.

Equally, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has great leaders in Gayle While as deputy CEO, Simon Lamplough as managing director, James McGrath as creative chairman and Paul Rees-Jones as executive planning director.

Says Robert Morgan, executive chairman of the Clemenger Group: "Nick has demonstrated great leadership in his time at both Colenso BBDO Auckland and Clemenger BBDO Melbourne.  He gets the needs of the new age of advertising, he's a hunter, is loved by his clients and is a magnet for talent.  He is a passionate believer in the importance of creativity as our key differentiation.  He also makes the complex clear in respect of being a successful marketer in the digital age.

"We believe that enhanced inter-agency cooperation and the ability to widen our skills base while minimizing duplication will enable us to continue to lead in the new era."

Garrett will assume his new role in January 2018.

Andy Pontin will continue to work with Clemenger BBDO Sydney during the handover until at least the end of February 2018.