Chiquita King resigns as CEO of The 6AM Agency after two weeks in the role

The 6AM Agency has lost another CEO, with Chiquita King resigning after just two weeks in the top job.

Founder of the agency, Gillian Fish, wished King well, but indicated the partnership “was not a good fit”.

Before The 6AM Agency, King was managing partner at DDB Sydney

“Two weeks after she commenced at 6AM, Chiquita indicated she did not feel our partnership was a good fit, finding the leadership transition a challenge, which resulted in her deciding to resign her position as CEO after six weeks,” Fish told Mumbrella.

“While we provided full support for significant investment in people, marketing and new offices and a blank canvas to shape the business as she saw to be future-fit, we do understand the fast-paced, multi-tasking and ‘hands on’ nature of this type of agency role is not for everyone. We wish Chiquita well with her future endeavours as she continues on her path of agency leadership.”

King replaced Adam Washington, who led the business for seven months. Washington too left with Fish’s best wishes in June last year.

“Adam played an important role during his time at 6AM in evolving our client service structure, and helping expand capabilities.

“He decided to leave the role and to build his career in other streams of the communications industry, and left with our very best wishes,” Fish said at the time.

Following Washington’s departure, the company’s first ever executive creative director, Nitin Mistry, and social head Sarah Bell also left their posts.

Mumbrella has attempted to reach King for comment.


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