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Clemenger Sydney MD Andrew Holt leaving after 18 months following agency reshuffle

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Holt: leaving Clemenger

Clemenger Sydney is understood to be abolishing the role of managing director with Andrew Holt leaving the agency after just 18 months.

Mumbrella understands Holt will step down in coming weeks.

His departure comes just 18 months after he was promoted from Clemenger BBDO Wellington in a group reshuffle prompted by the retirement of Melbourne CEO Peter Biggs.

Biggs’ retirement saw Jim Moser take on the role of Clemenger Group New Zealand chairman.

Clemenger executive group chairman Robert Morgan confirmed to Mumbrella that Holt will leave the role.

Holt joined the group seven years ago and oversaw the creation of award-winning campaigns in New Zealand for clients such as Dolmio, Toshiba and Whiskas.

He also oversaw the successful management of the Vodafone and Yellow Pages business when he was at Colenso.

Morgan said the position of MD will be absorbed into the company.

“Andrew has had successful stints with our agencies in both Australia and New Zealand and made a big contribution to our clients’ business and ours in both markets,” said Morgan.

“We thank him for his efforts and wish him well in his next move. It’s business as usual at Clemenger BBDO Sydney with CEO Andy Pontin, executive creative director Paul Nagy and executive planning director Al Crawford at the helm.”

Holt said he had learned much during his time at Clemenger: “It’s been a great seven years with the Clemenger Group and I’ve had the privilege of working with some great agency teams and clients in pursuit of great work,” said Holt.

“I’ve always believed in the power of creativity to transform our clients’ businesses and I’d like thank everyone at Clemenger for helping me learn how to put the belief into practice.

“I’m looking forward to seeing where that belief takes me next.”

Simon Canning

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