R/GA Australia has appointed Kieran Antill as executive creative director to lead the agency’s teams across Sydney and Melbourne.
Antill’s has already held a number of leadership roles. He was managing partner and executive creative director at Leo Burnett New York (2013-2015) and executive creative director of JWT in Melbourne (2015-2018). Following these agency roles, he was creative director of Tennis Australia for the 2019 Australian Open. Antill is also co-founder of several companies, two of which he continues to be involved with as board advisor: Ne-Lo, a customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX) specialist company, and Timebirds, a fitness-tech company.
Michael Titshall, vice president and managing director, R/GA Australia, commented, “Over his career, Kieran has demonstrated an amazing ability to apply a breadth of creative thinking to communications, products & services and consultancy. His appointment is reflective of our ambition to help clients extract greater results by applying creativity more holistically to their business.”
Seamus Higgins, vice president and chief creative officer, R/GA Asia Pacific, added, “Kieran combines a rare mix of skills, with a real passion for collaboration and driving work that challenges conventions. We’re incredibly excited to have him join us in our mission to expand the edge of possibility for our people, our clients, and our industry.”
Antill stated, “It’s a given that R/GA is one of the most innovative companies in the world, but what made me join was their values. They are optimistic about the future, passionate about having a positive impact and focused on family and what that means for the next generation – all that really resonated with me. I’m excited to get started.”
Kieran has previously been ranked as the #1 art director worldwide at the Cannes Lions Festival and #3 in the World on the Gunn report. He has also been acknowledged by the Australian government publication, Australia Unlimited, as one of Australia’s top creative exports.