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Paul Worboys steps down as joint-CEO of WhiteGREY

The joint-CEO of WPP-owned creative agency WhiteGREY, Paul Worboys, has stepped down from his position “for family reasons”, Mumbrella can reveal.

Miles Joyce, who co-lead the agency with Worboys, will continue as the CEO of WhiteGREY.

Worboys (left) and Joyce

Worboys joined the Grey Group Australia in 2010 as managing partner before being promoted to chief operating officer two years later.

He was then appointed to the role of joint-CEO when The White Agency, which was lead by Joyce, and Grey Group Australia merged to form WhiteGREY in May last year.

WPP AUNZ, CEO, Mike Connaghan, said the agency respects Worboys’ decision to setp down.

“Paul has been strong leader that has seen the business through a period of change and success.  We appreciate that it’s now time for him to focus on other areas of his life.  Fortunately, we are in a position where whiteGREY has two CEOs, allowing the business to continue as usual under Miles’ leadership following Paul’s departure.  Paul leaves the agency in a good place and we wish him all the very best in this next chapter of his life.”

Worboys added: “I began thinking about making a life change back in October last year and because of the decisions I made, I am both sad and excited to be stepping down from my position at whiteGREY. I am extremely excited to have zero plans for 2018, other than to spend more time with my family and re-discover the joys of waking up late, getting time to spend at the beach and re-discovering what life looks like outside an office…

“I have really loved the last eight years with Grey – and most recently with whiteGREY.  I’ve met and worked with incredible people over the last few years and I am particularly proud of the working family, both past and present, that collectively we have built.  I have made lifelong friends and I look forward to our paths crossing in the future.”

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