Naked Communications chief creative operations office Paul Ward to depart



Naked Communications global chief creative operations officer Paul Ward is set to depart the agency in order to return to the UK, Mumbrella can reveal.

Ward’s departure comes hot on the heels of Carl Ratcliff leaving for the CEO role at One Green Bean and the axing of Melbourne managing director Tom Ward.

Last week Naked confirmed a new management team which saw Tim Kirby promoted to managing director and Brett Rolfe made chief strategy officer, with Jon Burden set to join as executive creative director.

On Ward’s departure Kirby told Mumbrella: “‘Paul is leaving Naked, and Australia, for personal reasons. He is heading back home to be closer to his family (and his beloved Newcastle United).

“The Naked family wish him the very best for the future. It’s a testament to Paul’s contribution to the group that with the teams and structures he has put in place we are not currently planning on replacing his role.”

Ward, responsible for the agency’s global creative output, has been with the agency since December 2013, joining from Host Sydney where had been the regional COO. He is set to finish up at the end of next month.

Naked clients include Taubmans, Monash University, Kinetic Super, Red Rooster and Tontine.

Naked Communication’s holding group Enero has recently seen a boutique investment fund quietly build up its stake the group to just under 15 per cent.

Miranda Ward


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