MADC announces new committee members

The Melbourne Advertising and Design Club has announced new committee members. GPY&R Melbourne creative Ant Simmons has stepped down from the committee.

The announcement:

At the MADC AGM last night, the new Committee members for 2013 were announced.

The new members are:
Tony Prysten
Creative Director and Co-Founder, igloo
Originally studying at Monash University as an industrial designer, Tony has evolved from a print and brand based graphic designer into a digital designer and creative director. This  combination gives his work its distinctive style.

Tony was a keynote speaker at the 2009 AgIdeas conference in Melbourne, alongside some  of the world’s leading creative talent. His work is backed by an array of industry awards  including MADC and AGDA.

Sally Brownbill Founder, The Brownbill Effect
Sally Brownbill has had a successful career as a commercial photographer and agent. To  Melbourne-based creatives, her name will seem familiar from her days at Dux Creative  Consultants.

Sally now devotes her experience and expertise to developing the professional standing of  individual photographers both in Australia and overseas. In February 2013, she is launching

The Brownbill Effect, an online creative resource that will redefine the way creative  professionals connect with each other.

Sally is a big believer in helping the next generation and is a lecturer in the Bachelor of Arts  (Photography) course at RMIT, as well as guest lecturing at NMIT and the prestigious TAFE in NSW. She has previously been on the MADC Committee and has been a judge at  numerous industry award shows.

Natasha Wood, Senior Copywriter, McCann
When asked why she wanted to join the Committee, Natasha charmed voters with this  response: “This year I picked up Best of Show. That’s never happened to me before. It kind of blew me  away. I felt like a ten year old winning my first running race with my parents on hand to take pictures and revel in my greatness. Well, that may be an overstatement (the greatness bit), but I was truly humbled and delighted. That feeling hasn’t gone. Some people like to act cool at MADC. They swan up on stage, collect yet another award and trot off. I danced like Madge (before she got saggy) because I truly believe they are special. To me MADC matters. I’d like to be a part of that.”

John Akritidis, Creative Director, Marmalade
John started his creative life sorting out mail, sending parcels and copping an earful about  empty fridges in the hallowed halls of Clemenger Melbourne. Now Creative Directing at  Marmalade Melbourne (after five glorious years at DDB Melbourne), John is ready to give  something back.

“Melbourne has been good to me. Born and bred here, I know it well and have seen it grow  and prosper. The Melbourne advertising industry has also been good to me, so now, I want  to be good to it,” he said.

They will join the continuing Committee members:
• Nigel Dawson (President), Creative Director, Grey
• Tracy Proposch (Vice President), Pro-Duce
• Paul Baxter, Senior Designer, Risk Sound
• Nick Condon, Managing Director, DDB
• Simon Bagnasco, Creative Director, DDB
• Andrew Woodhead, Creative Group Head, Leo Burnett
• Helene Nicol, Producer, Mr Smith
• Damian Kelly, Designer, Damian Kelly Design
• Nick McDonald, A3 Recruitment
Ant Simmons will be retiring from the Committee in 2013 – we are all very grateful for his
generous nature and his contribution to the Club. We’ll miss you, Ant!

Source: press release

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