R/GA names Michael Titshall as Australian MD

R/GA has today announced the appointment of Michael Titshall as its Australian managing director.

Titshall joins from CHE Proximity, where he was Melbourne managing director, and begins with R/GA on 3 May.

Titshall starts in the MD role early next month

“I’m thrilled to be joining a diverse and talented group of people, working with such an impressive list of progressive brands,” said Titshall, who will split his time between R/GA’s Sydney and Melbourne offices.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the team as we continue to focus on creative solutions for our clients’ businesses.”

Previously, Titshall also held senior roles at local agency Sputnik, before moving to London to work at DigitasLBi. Upon his return to Australia, he founded a digital consultancy, and currently sits on the RMIT Advertising Industry Advisory Committee.

R/GA Melbourne has also announced the addition of a local leadership team, consisting of group directorPatrick McGregor, associate creative directors Sam Maguiness and Darragh O’Connell and executive producer Celia Karl. The team will report to Titshall.

Melbourne’s new leadership team (Clockwise from left: Celia Karl, Patrick McGregor, Darragh O’Connell and Sam Maguinness)

“It’s exciting to have an innovative, respected leader like Michael aboard, with his incredible track record of commercial and creative success, and immensely satisfying to acknowledge the hustle and grit of Patrick, Sam, Darragh and Celia,” said R/GA’s executive vice president managing director, APAC, Tuomas Peltoniemi.

“What’s been achieved in Australia in the last few years is a source of incredible pride to everyone who’s poured their heart and soul into building this business. The appointments are recognition of that success, and an assertion of confidence in the future.”


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