Droga5’s Sudeep Gohil appointed APG chair

Account Planning Group Australia has nominated Droga5’s executive planning director Sudeep Gohil as chairman for 2011/2012.

He replaces Jeremy Nicholas, chief executive of BMF, who has stepped down after a three-year stint.

Gohil will continue as director on the board of the Communications Council, under which the APG now sits.

Nicholas said: “Sudeep and Russ have been an integral part of the committee since they joined and have demonstrated leadership and passion in fulfilling the key objectives of the group. As director and executive planning partner of one of the leading creative agencies in Australia, Sudeep brings to the role a wealth of valuable experience to take the APG ahead with renewed focus on the planning discipline and its role in a diversified media environment.“

Communications Council CEO Daniel Leesong hailed Nicholas’ reign as APG chairman, recognising the role has played in supporting a record breaking year for the APG awards, the development of the Battle of Big Thinking and
the incorporation of the group into the Communications Council.

“Jeremy has made an outstanding contribution to the industry both in his role as chairman of the APG and as a board member of the Communications Council. His commitment to the organisation, the members and the
industry has been exceptional,” he said.

A call for additional committee positions will be announced later this month. As it stands, the APG Committee includes Clemenger BBDO planning director Matt Walters, Russ Mitchinson, DDB’s planning director, Jules Hall, MD of The Hallway and freelance planner Emily Hoskins.


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