Colenso BBDO managing director Nick Garrett promoted to new role of CEO

Garrett at the Mumbrella Awards

Garrett at the Mumbrella Awards

Colenso BBDO managing director Nick Garrett has been promoted to the newly created role of CEO of Colenso BBDO and Proximity.

The promotion follows the announcement Clemenger Group New Zealand CEO Jim Moser would take on the additional responsibility as chairman of Clemenger BBDO Melbourne following the retirement of Peter Biggs. Garrett takes on some of Moser’s responsibilities with regard to Colenso BBDO and Proximity in Auckland

Of the promotion Moser said: “Nick Garrett is one of the most accomplished leaders in the advertising industry and renowned for his relentless pursuit in finding creative solutions that drive clients’ business.

“Under Nick’s leadership, in close partnership with Nick Worthington, Colenso BBDO’s track record has evolved dramatically.  Over the past five years Colenso has doubled in size; been ranked the number one creative agency in the world and is the only agency to be ranked in the top five for three consecutive years by The Big Won Report. It is also Asia’s number one strategic agency, as voted by the Effies.”

Garret joined Colenso in March 2010 from BMF Sydney where he had been for four and a half years.

He said :“I’m pretty humbled by my new role to be honest. It’s a privilege to work with such an inspiring team that is so committed to always making the work better for our clients.

“We are also very fortunate to have a very strong bench in the likes of Scott Coldham (General Manager), Maggie Christie (General Manager of Proximity), Angela Watson (Head of Account Management) and Paul Courtney our Operations Director. Plus let’s face it, I get the chance to partner with Wortho who makes us all look good.”

Colenso BBDO was named Mumbrella’s creative agency of the year at this year’s Mumbrella Awards.


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