Jim Gall to become CEO of Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Group as Gayle While departs

Clemenger Group New Zealand CEO, Jim Gall, is moving back to Australia to become the CEO of Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Group.

The appointment comes as Clemenger BBDO Melbourne CEO, Gayle While, is returning to the UK after four years with the agency.

Gall steps into the Clemenger BBDO Melbourne role from Clemenger Group New Zealand

While became CEO in August when, CEO of Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Sydney, Nick Garrett, departed the business.

She joined the Clemenger BBDO Melbourne in 2016 from CX Lavender as head of CRM, and was promoted to deputy CEO in 2017.

Gall joined Clemenger Group in 2013, when his agency, Redhanded Communications, was acquired by the group. He became CEO of Clemenger Group New Zealand in October 2018. Clemenger Group said that “the agencies under his leadership in New Zealand [shared] in some of their best years both creatively and financially”.

Gall’s remit will now include Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Group’s advertising, digital consulting, web development, e-commerce, mar-tech, production and activation units. He will also remain chairman of the Clemenger Group New Zealand.

While has been CEO of Clemenger BBDO Melbourne since August 2019

Clemenger Group executive chairman, Robert Morgan, praised Gall’s experience, and said the business was sad to say goodbye to While.

“Jim Gall is a brilliant agency leader, he’s passionate about creativity and most importantly, he cares about his clients’ business. Jim has demonstrated his capability in the orchestration and enablement of new age creativity by harnessing best-in-class assets in ad-tech, mar-tech, data and e-commerce, and understands how to apply the power of creativity to drive brilliant outcomes for clients. We’re thrilled to have him take the reins of Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Group,” Morgan said.

“While we’re sad to be saying goodbye to Gayle, I want to thank her for the brilliant contribution she made to the agency during her time with us. We wish Gayle every success and happiness in her future endeavours.”

Gall said it was good to be returning home.

“It’s fantastic to be returning home and joining the team in Melbourne. We have unrivalled capability both creatively and across our specialist services, and we’ll pair those capabilities with our unwavering belief that creativity is always the answer to continue to serve the ever-evolving needs of our clients.”


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