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GPY&R Sydney Promotes Sasha Firth to MD Replacing Andrew Dowling who has Resigned

Y&R Australia , 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Firth moves into leadership role after 4 years with GPY&R.

GPY&R Sydney Promotes Sasha Firth to MD Replacing Andrew Dowling who has Resigned

Sydney executive director, Sasha Firth (left), has been promoted to managing director of GPY&R after almost 4 years with the business replacing Andrew Dowling (below, right), the previous Y&R group managing director of Sydney who has resigned.

Previously Firth has led the Brand Asset Valuator offering for Y&R Group with Keith Newton, consulting for clients on brand creation, identity, repositioning and corporate acquisition.
Dowling_121212-thumb-200x279-94341.jpgSays Phil McDonald, CEO, Y&R Group ANZ: "Sasha is a highly regarded strategic business partner with a proven ability to effectively collaborate and change business outcomes for our clients. She adds great energy to our team's culture in Sydney and is a trusted partner for her clients. I've worked with her closely for a while now and am delighted to see her step into the role, leading GPY&R Sydney."
Says Firth on her promotion: "It's a privilege to lead the talented GPY&R Sydney team and work closely with VML's Aden Hepburn and IdeaWorks' Danny Lattouf to help realise our shared ambition for the businesses."
Says McDonald on Dowling's departure:  "Andrew has been a major contributor to the Y&R business in both Australia and Indonesia over the past several years. His passion for our business will be missed and we wish him the very best with his next endeavor."