NOBBY TO LEAVE SAATCHI'S
Saatchi & Saatchi Australia's Executive Creative Director, David ‘Nobby’ Nobay is leaving the agency in November to pursue a new challenge, details of which should be known in the coming months.
“Saatchi & Saatchi feels very privileged to have had more than four extraordinary years with Nobby to firmly position the agency as the No. 1 creative agency in Australasia, including three successive years as Campaign Brief’s Agency of The Year,” said Saatchi & Saatchi Chief Executive Simone Bartley.
Nobay is currently ranked number one CD in Australasia on the CB Creative Rankings.
Says Nobay: "To say I've enjoyed my time at Saatchi & Saatchi in Australia would be a gross understatement. It's no secret that I love the culture and people here enormously. Saatchi & Saatchi is a unique place to work and offers an environment that has helped me create the best work of my career. Moving on is a painful decision: I'm leaving behind mates, more than colleagues and clients, but, ultimately I knew it was time for me to face a new challenge. The good news is that I won't be traveling too far from the Mercantile Hotel!"
“Nobby is committed to remaining at the agency until November, to give plenty of time to overlap with the new incoming Executive Creative Director and complete major ongoing projects,” Bartley said.
Simone Bartley said that she expected the new ECD would be announced shortly: “We are well into an international search and are in discussions with a number of local and offshore candidates.”