Micah Walker will be back in Australia (again) in a month and beginning a new role as executive creative director of 72andSunny.
He will partner with the current APAC leadership team: Mollie Hill, director of strategy, Ngaio McCreadie, director of operations and talent, Chris Kay, managing director and partner of APAC, and Johnny Tan, executive creative director of APAC.
“In a business that’s all about people, we could not be more excited about having an extraordinary talent and leader like Micah to be a part of our team. His experience in Australia and the US, as well as his unique care for the work will help inspire truly disruptive work in this office,” stated Johnny Tan, executive creative director of 72andSunny APAC.
“We had a brief to find someone, who with the rest of the gang, could help us deliver on our creative ambition in Sydney. We wanted someone who had the perfect mix of local knowledge and a truly global track record, as well as having a wry wit, a good dose of mischief, and an ability to chew tobacco like nobody else,” stated Chris Kay.
“Micah was the only person we could find who would fit that bill, so we are pretty stoked he has decided to jump on board.”
Walker first arrived in Australia in 2001 to join Leo Burnett. He then moved to London to become a creative director and partner at Fallon during its most creative period, and came back again in 2007 to be executive creative director at Mojo Sydney until he joined The Monkeys in 2012. In 2014 he returned to the US to take up the position of creative director at Wieden + Kennedy Portland. He has worked there for the past four and a half years, leading key clients such as Samsung, Dodge Chrysler, Booking.com and TurboTax.
“Almost five years ago, my family and I left for an adventure in Portland. As much as I loved W+K and the people there, not a day went by that we didn’t miss Australia. We’re stoked to be back home, close to family and good mates. And I’m genuinely excited to join 72andSunny and help the rest of the team here build something different and special,” Walker commented.