JWT appoints Simon Langley as ECD after Mark Harricks departure



Former 303Lowe executive creative director Simon Langley is set to take the creative reins at JWT after the news Mark Harricks is set to leave the agency emerged last week.

Langley parted ways with 303Lowe in December 2012 after nearly two years with the agency, which he joined from BMF where he was a creative director for six years.

John Gutteridge, CEO JWT Australasia said: “Langley’s creative achievements combined with his passion for innovation are a natural fit with the future vision we have for the business. He’s also a guy that genuinely cares about people and recognises the positive influence a good culture can create.
“Simon joins JWT at an exciting time of high energy and growth,” Gutteridge continued. “I love that Simon has a reputation for being relentless in his pursuit of great work. He also has a modern mind, which I think is critical when it comes to solving problems for brands today.”
Langley will be responsible for overseeing all creative output across JWT’s Sydney office.

In  a statement he said: “It’s great to be joining JWT at a time of real momentum and change. The newly appointed management team is young, energetic and has a vision that I share and can’t wait to help bring to life. My role will be to build on this momentum and cement JWT as a standout creative agency in the region.”

“I’ve always believed in doing your best work on your biggest brands, and with one of the best client lists in the country, there will be plenty of opportunities to do just that. I can’t wait to get started.”

Langley has worked on a number of campaigns including the Gravox ‘best ever’ chip gravy campaign, a campaign for RAMs and an Ikea catalogue campaign.

JWT Sydney’s clients include Kellogg, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, HSBC, Unilever, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Schick and Panasonic.


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