Nick Garrett is leaving Clemenger BBDO Melbourne after four years as chief executive officer. Gayle While will step up from her current role as deputy chief executive officer to become chief executive officer of Clemenger BBDO Melbourne. Peter Bosilkovski, who left his position as chief executive officer of VMLY&R Sydney in May, will join Clemenger BBDO Sydney as chief executive officer.
Garrett, who moved to Clemenger Melbourne from his role as managing director of Colenso BBDO Auckland in 2015, has not stated what comes next for him.
The Clemenger Melbourne management team will now include Gayle While; executive chairman, James McGrath; Deputy chief executive officer, Simon Lamplough; and chief creative officer, Stephen de Wolf.
The Clemenger Sydney management team will include Bosilkovski; managing director, Emily Perrett; chief strategy officer, Lilian Sor; and chief creative officer, Ben Coulson.
Clemenger group executive chairman, Robert Morgan, stated “We are excited to have Gayle take the role in Melbourne where she has been doing such a brilliant job for the last three years. And it’s also fantastic to have Peter come on board in Sydney. He’s someone we’ve wanted to have join us for some time and it’s great he’s now doing so in Sydney.
“At the same time, I’d like to thank Nick Garrett for his contribution to our agencies in both New Zealand and Australia over nearly ten years. We wish him well in the next phase of his career. Nick will be making an announcement about his next move shortly.”
Garrett stated, “I have been sprinting for twenty-two years and it’s a moment for rest and recharge. I have made life-long friends while working across Colenso and Clemenger BBDO and I am deeply proud of the work we have made together. There is awesome work in the pipeline and superb people to drive it and the business forward. I know they will be brilliant.”
Morgan added, “With James McGrath, Gayle While, Simon Lamplough, and Stephen de Wolf in Melbourne and Peter Bosilkovski, Emily Perrett, Lilian Sor and Ben Coulson in Sydney, along with the CHE Proximity team, we have the best Agency leadership in Australia.
“We are very fortunate to have the depth and breadth of expertise in our leadership teams in Melbourne and Sydney and across our agency brands. Under the outstanding leadership of Chris Howatson, they are transforming our capabilities to be at the forefront of change and to reflect the needs of our clients in this new era of advertising.”
Cover image l-r: Nick Garrett, Gayle While, Peter Bosilkovski