TCO’s Jon Holloway joins R/GA as Sydney managing director after departure of Andy Wright



R/GA has appointed former The Conscience Organisation managing director Jon Holloway as the managing director of its Sydney office.

Holloway departed TCO at Christmas after nearly two years with the agency. Prior to his time with TCO Holloway was the head of strategy for creative agency The Works for just over a year.

He replaces Andy Wright who departed the agency in September to co-found For the People.

Reporting into R/GA’s EVP managing director Asia Pacific Jim Moffatt, Holloway will be responsible for the overall growth of the office, driving and shaping the office’s long-term strategic roadmap and vision, developing new business and overseeing the recruitment of the talent.

Moffatt said: “Jon’s rich history in digital innovation made him absolutely the right fit for us. We’ve made sure we handpicked one of the best digital experts in the business for this job.

“He’s someone who shares R/GA’s unique DNA and understands the importance we put on innovation, so we’re delighted to have him join. He’s a strategic thinker, with digital at his core, who has all the ingredients and expertise to ensure R/GA Sydney office continues to go from strength to strength.”

R/GA opened its doors locally in 2013 and has since grown to over 40 staff members.

On joining R/GA, Holloway said: “From the moment I met the outstanding team here in Sydney, I knew this was the right place for me. Having had the pleasure of spending time with Nick and Bob in New York as well, my background, passions and the R/GA ambitions are totally aligned. I am very excited about working with Jim, the local team and taking advantage of the global network to really bring innovative and unique work to Australia.”

The appointment follows on from recent hires including the appointment of Hamish Stewart and Noel Billing as ECDs and Jeff Donios as senior technology director.

R/GA clients include Red Bull, ANZ Banking Group and Qantas.

In an open letter to the industry Holloway urged marketers and agencies to shift their mindsets and start treating the discipline differently to adapt to the 21st Century.


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