CHAIRMAN MATHER TO DEPART CLEMENGER BBDO MELBOURNE
After only 18 months as Chairman of Clemenger BBDO/Melbourne, Ron Mather has decided to leave the agency at the end of October.
With the recent appointments of James McGrath and Tony Greenwood, as Executive Creative Director and Group Creative Director respectively, to the agency’s creative department, Mather says he feels his work at Clemenger BBDO/Melbourne is done.
“James McGrath, who is joining Clemenger BBDO as Executive Creative Director, is a great talent and Tony Greenwood is a creative I have admired for years,” says Mather.
“Having one of these guys in your department would be great. Having two of them is very special. Add to that, new Managing Director, Peter Biggs, and you have a potent combination.”
Mather said he enjoyed his time at Clemenger BBDO which, although short -lived, was quite fruitful. Creating the Government World Class Performance Campaign last year, helping create a very successful campaign for Dulux and hiring Tony Greenwood were among his highlights.
Although he enjoyed the title of ‘Chairman’, Ron says he’s “not ready to sit down just yet”.
Biggs paid tribute to Ron and his contribution to Clemenger BBDO/Melbourne: “We have been very fortunate to have had an advertising legend like Ron Mather as part of the agency for the last year and a half. He has played an important role throughout a time of transition at the agency. We thank him and wish him well.”