AKQA names Aussie Wayne Deakin new executive creative director for its London office

duan evans and wayne deakin

Duan Evans and Wayne Deakin

Australian expat Wayne Deakin has been named the ECD of creative agency AKQA’s London office. The former BCM and GPY&R copywriter was formerly with creative agency Engine in London.

The announcement:

London, 28 January 2015 – AKQA is delighted to announce the appointment of Wayne Deakin as Executive Creative Director at its London office. He will report into International Executive Creative Director Duan Evans. Wayne will look after the London creative team alongside Executive Creative Director Masaya Nakade and Head of Experience Design Rob McIntosh.

Wayne brings with him over 20 years of industry experience and has held creative leadership positions in Australia, Europe and the US. His work has been recognised with more than 150 awards.

In addition to his global work portfolio, Wayne has earned an MA in Semiotics and Cognitive Sciences from the Queensland University of Technology.

Duan Evans said: “Wayne is an impressive creative leader with a proven track record for building trust and confidence with his teams and clients. He is singularly focussed on creating ideas that move businesses forward by providing meaningful and original experiences for their customers. It is with great excitement that we welcome Wayne to AKQA.”

On joining AKQA, Wayne said: “I am incredibly excited to be here. I’ve always respected AKQA for brilliance and pioneering ideas. The work is consistently reinventing our business and brands. I value the meritocratic culture and entrepreneurial mind-set of the AKQA team, which make me feel very much at home.”

Source: AKQA press release


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