Dentsu Aegis Network takes axe to executive suite

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has confirmed it has made high level executives Adrian Roeling, Nick Seckold, and Andrew Hewett redundant.

The holding group would not confirm whether the redundancies are part of a broader restructure.

Roeling had been president of Amplifi, the holding group’s media innovation and investment arm, since 2017, Seckold the managing director of DAN marketing agency iProspect since December last year, and Hewett the head of public affairs and communications for the DAN network since 2016.

The redundancies come after Henry Tajer, the former managing director of Amazon Media Group Australia, was named CEO of DAN in January.

DAN agencies, particularly Carat and Vizeum, have had a tumultuous 12 months.

Carat lost the $40m Mondelēz International account, $20m Amart account and Bega (which moved to Thinkerbell after a 10-year relationship with Carat). Most recently, Carat also lost Asahi and Virgin Australia.

It’s experienced a number of staff movements too, losing CEO Paul Brooks (joining Nine), CMO Andrea Rule (moving to LinkedIn), head of strategy Alex James (shifting to a similar role at PHD), head of digital Michael Corry (jumping ship to 303 MullenLowe), and the former head of the Disney account, Laura Bartal (becoming partner at Lacuna).

Travis Day resigned as Vizeum MD last July, national head of client solutions Corinne Moth left to join OMD as a business director, and it lost the $15m AFL account early this year.


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