Grey Melbourne cuts three staff following loss of TAC



Grey Melbourne has let go three staff members, including general manager Randal Glennon, following the loss of one of its biggest accounts the Transport Accident Commission to Clemeneger BBDO Melbourne last year with another staff member returning to the TAC following the account loss.

However Grey Melbourne CEO Luke Waldren dismissed rumours of large scale redundancies as “extreme” and a “bit of a laugh”, adding: “We’ve got plenty of business on and we’re looking up.”

Creative director Nigel Dawson, art director Peter Becker and Glennon were “aligned pretty exclusively” to the TAC business, Waldren told Mumbrella.

He added: “We wish them well and its unfortunate that these things happen in our business, but they’ve all made a great contribution to the agency and good luck to them in the future,”

Waldren said Jodie Gubanna, an account director, had also left the agency  to work with the Transport Accident Commission.

“She was actually previously at TAC,” he said.

Dawson had been with the agency for 17 years, joining in 1996 while Becker had been with Grey for just over seven years after joining in 2007, having previously been with Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for 24 years. Glennon had been Grey Melbourne’s general manager for the past 13 years.

It is also strongly rumoured Grey Melbourne could lose its grip on the WorkSafe Victoria account to Clemenger BBDO.

Miranda Ward


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