Dominic Walsh departs Landor as managing director

WPP’s branding and consumer experience agency, Landor, has seen the departure of its managing director Dominic Walsh.

Mike Connaghan, WPP AUNZ CEO, said in a statement: “Dom was instrumental in bringing together the Landor and Designworks businesses here in Australia, and we thank him for his commitment to the agency. He left behind both a strong Landor Australia leadership team and excellent client stable, which bodes well for the agency’s future.”

Walsh joined Landor in 2011 from his previous role at Interbrand

Walsh has left Landor to take up a new role as the CEO of independent brand and design consultancy Cowan.

Nick Foley, Landor president SE Asia Pacific and Japan, will now oversee the leadership teams for both Melbourne and Sydney as well as taking the business in a new direction.

Connaghan said change can be difficult, but noted the opportunities that come with it.

“Change in our industry is a constant; just as brands and consumers constantly evolve and disrupt, so too must the agencies that advise them. This change can be difficult – but it also comes with great opportunity.

“We see that in Nick [Foley], who agreed to spend more time with the Landor Australia team. This a chance to take advantage of his proven and experienced oversight. Having spent time on both the client and agency sides in Australia and the region, Nick is perfectly placed to help broaden Landor Australia’s capabilities, and sharpen its focus as it moves into a new phase of agency development,” he said.

Walsh’s departure comes a year after WPP AUNZ merged Landor Australia and Designworks to form one agency.

Two months ago Landor Melbourne also saw the departure of its managing partner Nick Davis, who departed the business for personal reasons.


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