Nick Swifte and Indy Khabra the latest DAN exits

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) veterans, Nick Swifte and Indy Khabra, have exited as CEO Henry Tajer continues to restructure the holding group. Mumbrella understands the roles were made redundant.

Swifte had served in various roles within DAN for almost 22 years, while Khabra has been with the group for five years. Swifte’s most recent role was as head of government solutions, and Khabra was the ANZ managing director at Amnet.

DAN confirmed the departures but did not have a further comment.

Indy Khabra (L) and Nick Swifte (R) (Source: LinkedIn)

Before holding his current role, Khabra held a number of positions at Amnet, a programmatic company under the DAN umbrella.

In May, a few months into Tajer’s tenure as CEO, DAN made a number of executives redundant, including Adrian Roeling, president of Amplifi, Nick Seckold, managing director of marketing agency iProspect, and Andrew Hewett, head of public affairs and communications for DAN.

Amplifi’s head of programmatic Luke Manley was made redundant last month, following Michael Bass’ appointment as Amplifi’s chief investment officer two weeks earlier, who stepped into the role following Ashley Earnshaw becoming CEO of DAN media agency Vizeum.

Carat managing director Simon Williams also departed last month. Williams’ role was called into question when Sue Squillace was named CEO, but his departure was in contradiction to DAN’s assertion that Williams would stay in his role following Squillace’s appointment.

Earlier this month, Angela Tangas became Dentsu X’s chief commercial officer, while Daniel Isaac was appointed as the agency’s CEO. And last week, Erik Hallander was promoted to Isobar ANZ CEO.

The extreme shake-up follows the loss of significant accounts across the group, including Super Retail GroupVirgin AustraliaAsahiMondelēz InternationalAmart, and Bega.


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