McCann appoints Robert Stone as head of talent

McCann Australia has appointed Robert Stone as its head of talent across Australia.

Stone joins the agency from McCann London where he was the group head of talent for almost two years.

Stone returns to Melbourne as McCann’s head of talent

Based in Melbourne, Stone’s appointment comes seven months after Deloitte poached McCann Melbourne’s managing director Adrian Mills, head of strategy and media, David Phillips, executive creative director Matt Lawson and digital media lead Justine Mills.

Just last month Deloitte also hired McCann’s Charles Baylis as a creative director.

Meanwhile, in February CEO of McCann Ben Lilley stepped down to relocate to France with his family.

It was later announced that DDB’s CEO Nicole Taylor and chief strategy officer Fran Clayton would be moving to McCann.

Zain Hoosen, COO and acting CEO, McCann Australia, said in a statement: “We are delighted to have Robert join our team as head of talent.

“His passion for people and expertise in attracting high calibre talent has helped create some of the best-known advertising campaigns and we have no doubt he will continue this momentum in Australia.”

Stone added: “I’m excited to head back to Australia (born and bred in Melbourne) to play a key role in developing and transforming the talent.

“The recent hires representing senior creative and digital skillsets is testament to McCann’s growing team of inspiring and talented people.”


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