Dion Appel resigns from DDB Melbourne as managing director

DDB Melbourne’s managing director Dion Appel has resigned from the agency after almost three years in the role to pursue other opportunities.

DDB confirmed Appel’s departure and thanked him for his efforts during his stint at the agency.

Appel departed the agency to pursue other opportunities

Kate Sterling, DDB’s group managing director, will be assuming Appel’s role.

Mumbrella understands Appel departed the agency two weeks ago.

Appel joined the agency in April 2015 from his 15 year stint as the CEO and co-founder of digital media and content advertising agency Lifelounge Group.

Appel’s departure is the latest in a number of executive moves in the Melbourne agency market in recent weeks.

Last month saw OMD’s MD Margie Read depart after 11 years.

And October also saw Deloitte poach four of McCann Melbourne’s top executives – managing director Adrian Mills, head of strategy and media, David Phillips, executive creative director Matt Lawson and digital media lead Justine Mills.

The talent pool in Melbourne also saw another shake up in August when The Monkeys Melbourne hired Clemenger BBDO Melbourne’s managing director Paul McMillan and planning director Michael Derepas.

Meanwhile, Melbourne-based agency Thinkerbell is currently on the hunt for a managing director.


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