Former JWT Australia boss Noel Magnus leaves Cowan Design after three months

Magnus: 'restructured himself out of a job'

Noel Magnus, the former Australian boss of ad agency JWT, has left design agency Cowan after a three-month stint as global chief operating officer.

Magnus told Mumbrella that he structured himself out of the COO role as part of a plan he instigated soon after joining the company.

Cowan declined to comment on his exit.

Magnus left JWT in July 2010 to be replaced by current Australia CEO John Gutteridge.

Magnus said he was about to accept “a big role” at another agency soon after leaving JWT before he suffered a recreational accident.

After 12 months of recovery time, Magnus was given the all clear in January this year. He joined Cowan soon after.

Magnus’s career has included spells at Leo Burnett, where he was director of communication, M&C Saatchi, where he was head of account management, managing partner at Mojo and MD at DraftFCB before joining JWT.

He is currently looking for another role.


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