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Y&R's Paul Nagy Takes Regional CCO Australia and NZ Role

Tony Granger retires as Debbi Vandeven named global chief creative officer of VMLY&R

Y&R's Paul Nagy Takes Regional CCO Australia and NZ Role

Following the September merger of Y&R and VML to form VMLY&R, the WPP-owned network has today announced its creative leadership team. Paul Nagy who is currently chief creative officer of Y&R Australia has been promoted to the role of regional chief creative officer of Australia and New Zealand.

Nagy has more than 20 years of experience leading international agencies and brands. He has been awarded gold at all major international award shows - including Cannes, Award and the Effies - and his work has been included in WARC's "100 Smartest Marketing Campaigns In The World" in 2014, the "Best of the Best" award at AIMIA and B&T's Campaign of the Year in 2015 for Dolmio "Pepper Hacker." This year for Y&R, he has won gold at Cannes, AdStars, and the London International Awards, in addition to a Grand Prix at Spikes Asia.

The network will be led by global chief creative officer Debbi Vandeven, who was previously global CCO of VML. Vandeven is one of very few female global chief creative officers in the industry. She will lead more than 2,000 creatives across the world. Vandeven will report to Jon Cook, VMLY&R Global CEO.

Y&R global chief creative officer Tony Granger has announced his retirement after a decade in the top job, leaving an enviable creative track record during his award-winning career.

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