David Angell replaces Wendy Gower as MD of UM Melbourne

Wendy Gower, the MD of UM Melbourne is relocating to Sydney, prompting current general manager David Angell to replace her.

It is unclear whether Gower will be staying at the agency.

Angell joined UM Melbourne as general manager a few months ago after running the Myer business at Ikon.

Gower has been MD of UM Melbourne for a year after relocating from Sydney.

“David is an enormously talented guy and I am really excited that he is taking on the Melbourne MD role,” said Mat Baxter, national CEO of UM. “David has only been with us for a short time but he has already made a significant contribution to our business and his impact will be even greater now as Managing Director.”


  1. SN
    14 Aug 12
    11:44 am

  2. Congrats David

    Hope Wendy is OK. Be good to have her back in Sydney !

  3. Mauds
    14 Aug 12
    11:57 am

  4. We knew early days you were destined for such a role, well done Dave, you’re a star!


  5. goodone
    14 Aug 12
    12:06 pm

  6. Dave is a great bloke – UM are lucky to have him!

  7. Karen H
    14 Aug 12
    12:52 pm

  8. Welcome back to Sydney Wendy – look forward to hearing about where you land

  9. Chris Walton
    14 Aug 12
    1:17 pm

  10. Best of luck in the new role Dave, and welcome back to Sydney Wendy.

  11. Dan Monheit
    14 Aug 12
    2:10 pm

  12. Congrats Dave. Well deserved.

  13. mark shaw
    14 Aug 12
    4:20 pm

  14. Will be great to have Wendy back in town… Sydney has missed her!!

  15. Alice
    14 Aug 12
    6:37 pm

  16. Congratulations David!
    Excellent news and such a wonderful person who I was lucky enough to work with once very briefly in Melbourne. UM Melbourne has gained a top bloke!

  17. Kai
    14 Aug 12
    9:38 pm

  18. Congratulations David. Well deserved – that’s great news

  19. Essie
    15 Aug 12
    10:27 am

  20. Lots of us very happy to have you back in Sydney Wendy!