Melbourne heads of M&C Saatchi and BMF depart





Two well-known Melbourne agency bosses have left their posts.

Ricci Meldrum, managing partner of BMF, and Kenny Hill the managing director of M&C Saatchi both quietly left their respective roles in February.

BMF had failed to fire in the Melbourne market and claim significant new business wins, while last September M&C merged its operations with Samuelson, Talbot & partners, installing Bob Talbot as CEO of the operation.

BMF is understood to have a team of 16 in Melbourne, with clients including Schweppes and Ryobi, whilst M&C bolstered its numbers from 21 to 30 following the merger.

Meldrum, was appointed as managing partner of BMF in Melbourne in June 2012, joining the agency from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne where she was an executive director, and had spent 14 years.

It is understood she is set to take up a senior role at another creative agency.

Hill took the helm of M&C’s Melbourne operation in June 2012, joining the agency from 3o3 Lowe where he was head of new business operations. Prior to that he had been at DDB Sydney, and had previously worked at M&C’s Sydney office.

Alex Hayes


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