Howatson + White makes 14 hires in Sydney and Melbourne

Independent agency Howatson + White has announced a string of appointments across both its Melbourne and Sydney offices.

The appointments total 14 and include hires in the creative and strategy teams.

Chris Howatson and Ant White, co-founders of Howatson + White

Ant White, CCO and founder of Howatson + White, said: “We’ve been blown away by the calibre of talent who are joining us so early in our history. It feels exciting and meaningful to build our team. We all share a big ambition that unites us to build an outstanding creative culture that fast tracks creative talent and continually delivers opportunities and distinctive work that we’re proud of, that drives our clients’ success.”

Leslie Sharpe has been appointed as creative director and head of art. Sharpe previously freelanced for Bear Meets Eagle On Fire, R/GA, DDB, The Monkeys, and We Are Social.

Catherine King has been joined the agency as strategy director in Sydney. King was most recently at Thinkerbell as head thinker.

In Sydney, Sun Lee has been appointed as senior account director. Lee joined from Telstra, where she spent nine months as a senior marketing specialist. Prior to that, Lee was account director at CHE Proximity, where Howatson and White previously also worked.

In Melbourne, Ollie Wearne has been appointed as group account director. Wearne joined from overseas agency Mother.

Caroline Gilroy also joined the Sydney office as design director from Re, where she was contracted as design director. Gilroy has also worked at M&C Saatchi Australia, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Cornwell.

The Sydney office has also added Lisa Dickinson-Fox as account director, and Angela Lethbridge has joined the Melbourne office in the same role.

Demian Hamann has joined the Sydney office as a senior designer.

Elaine Li and Jared Wicker have both joined the agency as senior creatives from DDB Sydney.

Other recent hires include Dana Rogers and Elena Mills as senior designers, in Sydney and Melbourne respectively. Ashe Davenport has joined as an editorial writer and Riana McKenzie has joined as a creative, both in Melbourne.

Howatson + White was founded late last year by Chris Howatson and White, who both left CHE Proximity to found the agency.

The agency recently released its campaign for Allianz, its foundation client.


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