Andy Cairns joins M&C Saatchi as Melbourne MD

M&C Saatchi has appointed Andy Cairns as the managing director of its Melbourne shop.

Cairns replaces David Dahan who departed the agency in August to join Ogilvy Singapore as worldwide managing director and global brand manager.

Cairns will commence his role this month

Cairns joins M&C Saatchi after taking a one year sabbatical following his stepping down as the London based global brands director of Havas Worldwide.

He has also worked across agencies including BBH London, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and TBWA London.

The appointment comes just after BMF’s former ECD Cam Blackley joined M&C Saatchi as its chief creative officer across both the Melbourne and Sydney offices.

“I’ve watched Andy’s career with admiration for many years. He has a proven track record of galvanising agencies into doing great work for clients. And he does it with a sense of fun and decency that’s contagious. I couldn’t be happier that he’s joining the M&C Saatchi family,” Russell Hopson, said in a statement.

Hopson himself took the position of M&C Saatchi’s Australian managing director in July.

Speaking of his appointment, Cairns said in a statement: “The momentum behind M&C Saatchi at the moment is massive. Hires like Cam and Russell are game changers. The opportunity to return to my home town and drive that agenda here makes this the dream job for me.”


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