CHESS BOARDS BWM AS CD
After seven years as an award winning senior writer at Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney, CB hears Luke Chess has been lured to BWM Sydney as creative director, with a place on the management board, effective late January. CB understands current CD Adam Hunt will remain at the agency, and will be CD on some of the agency's accounts. (More details on the appointment is expected in mid January, when the trade press come back from their break.)
Meanwhile, Saatchi & Saatchi ECD David Nobay says he will be looking to replace Chess (who had been partnered with Vince Lagana) with a high profile creative in the near future. Says Nobay: "It's a great new challenge for Luke, and one I know he's going to nail. While it's sad to see him go, I know it's the right move for him too."