DDB Melbourne has a new executive creative director, replacing Stu Turner, who is leaving the agency to return home to South Africa. Turner joined DDB in June 2017 from Havas Sydney, replacing Darren Spiller.
Anthony Moss (pictured above) has moved from his position as executive creative director of whiteGREY to fill the role.
Moss first joined whiteGREY Melbourne as executive creative director in February last year from CHE Proximity, where he had been creative director for two and a half years. Before CHE, Moss spent time at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne after six years in the US at Crispin Porter + Boguskty and Gotham Inc. Moss’ career began at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney and his 20+ years’ experience includes globally awarded campaigns from every category for clients such as American Express, AustralianSuper, Bonds, Burger King, Latitude, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, Telstra and Tooheys.
Kate Sterling, group managing director, DDB Melbourne: “We’re thrilled to finally announce that Anthony (Mossy) will be joining us as Group ECD in the new year. Mossy will come onboard to lead a creative team across DDB, TRACK and Mango.
The calibre and diversity of his experience is exceptional and on top of that he’s probably one of the most loved and respected creatives in the business.
“While we were sad to see Stu go, we completely understand his reason to head back home to be closer with his family. We were fortunate that Stu gave us plenty of notice to properly mine the market and find someone who can deliver on the growing remit of work and inspire true creativity across the entire agency. We’re super excited about the what lies ahead.”
Lee Simpson, chief executive officer, whiteGREY, stated, “While we are disappointed Mossy is leaving, he leaves a legacy of a talented department and strong work. His hard work has enhanced the creative offering in the Melbourne office and the output reflects our capabilities in creativity and technology. This approach will remain a strength of the whiteGREY team and we thank him for his commitment. He’s a great bloke, and will no doubt be a success in his next career move. We wish him all the very best for the future.”
Moss will remain at whiteGREY until January 22, 2019 and will continue to work beside national executive creative director, Chad Mackenzie, throughout the transition period. WhiteGREY has already begun the search for a new executive creative director.