Chrissy Blackburn departs The Leading Edge

Chrissy Blackburn The Leading EdgeChrissy Blackburn, global strategy partner and head of brand strategy at The Leading Edge has departed the agency after two-and-a-half years to go freelance.

Blackburn, one of the most respected strategists in Australia, has been with the Enero Group agency since April 2012. She said: “It’s not goodbye but farewell as I will be working with The Leading Edge in the future in a different guise.

“I have missed running my own business and after a fabulous two and a half years at The Leading Edge I’m looking forward to doing so again. TLE has never been in better shape and is in great hands going forward.”

the agency has rejigged its structure following her departure and is not specifically replacing Blackburn’s role with Dominic McCarthy, who joined the agency from Naked last November as qualitative strategy director taking on some of her duties with the rest split among the rest of the team.

Leading Edge chairman Nigel Marsh wished Blackburn the best in the future: “Chrissy is a dear friend and fantastic at what she does – Dominic has big shoes to fill. We – at The Leading Edge specifically and Enero generally – look forward to watching, and helping, her future success.”

Blackburn joined the agency in April 2012 following 10 years as managing director at consultancy Red Spider. Prior to that she spent two years as planning director with M&C Saatchi Sydney and two years as strategic planner with the now defunct Campaign Palace.

She finished up at the end of last month.

Miranda Ward



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