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Seamus Higgins returns to R/GA to lead creative offering

R/GA has welcomed back Seamus Higgins as its Australian chief creative officer, as he returns home from a stint in London.

Higgins, who departed the agency last year after three years as APAC chief creative officer, will work closely with Ben Miles, who will continue to lead R/GA’s brand design and consulting practice across APAC.

Last year, the agency restructured its APAC presence into two – Asia (Indonesia, China, Singapore and Tokyo), and Australia (Sydney and Melbourne).

Higgins is returning to R/GA upon his return to Australia

Australian CEO of R/GA, Michael Titshall, said Higgins has continually pushed creative boundaries throughout his career.

“He is a rare creative leader who embraces diverse perspectives and capabilities, which results in consistently innovative work. He’s also a great human who lives R/GA’s values day in, day out,” he said.

“This makes him the perfect chief creative officer for us as we look to further intersect our practices across brand, comms and experience.”

Higgins said the opportunity to rejoin R/GA was unmissable.

“Coming back to Australia was always a part of the plan for my family and I, but the opportunity to rejoin the brilliant team at R/GA now, and help supercharge the momentum we kicked off together, is an opportunity I couldn’t miss,” he said.

“Brilliant, impactful work is all about collaboration. I’m excited to focus on the next era of growth opportunities that lie ahead and I especially can’t wait to partner creatively with Ben again. He’s an incredibly talented leader and inspirational human.”

While the agency is welcoming new talent, it is also saying goodbye to executive creative director, Claire Waring, as she leaves to pursue an opportunity at tech start-up, Mental Load.

Waring co-founded the start-up with her sister, Elly Bartens, aiming to help ease the mental load for parents.

Titshall said: “We’ve been talking to Claire for some time about her desire to focus on her start-up initiative that’s close to her heart both professionally and personally. She has made an indelible mark on R/GA and we thank her for her creative leadership.”

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