Sudeep Gohil out as Comms Council chair with Jaimes Leggett named interim replacement



Former Droga5 CEO Sudeep Gohil has been replaced as chairman of the Communications Council by M&C Saatchi’s Jaimes Leggett after parting ways with the agency earlier this month.

Leggett will take on the role on an interim basis until the industry body’s annual general meeting next May when an election will take place.

It was announced earlier this year that Droga5 was being shut in Sydney with founder David Droga saying the office “no longer consistently represents the brand”. While the office does not shut formally until the end of the year Gohil has laready left and is now working with a startup called Tyde.

In a press release Leggett said: “It is a privilege to be appointed Chair. This is an exciting time for The Communications Council with several major initiatives coming to fruition in early 2016. Our focus will be on promoting the value that agencies deliver to the economy through our Deloitte study in February, and on evolving our industry’s approach to training, moving towards a culture of continuous professional development through the IPA to ensure we continue to compete at a global level.”

Welcoming Jaimes to the role, Tony Hale, CEO of The Communications Council, said: “As we head into the New Year we are delighted to have the support of Jaimes Leggett, who brings a wealth of local and international experience as the CEO of one of Australia’s leading global agencies.

“Jaimes has also played an integral role in strengthening our relationship with the IPA to date, having experienced the value of the IPA continuous professional development program in the UK firsthand, and will be well positioned to aid the IPA program roll out in Australia from January.”

In January Mumbrella held a hangout with Tony Hale about his plans for the Comms Council this year.



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