The Royals’ Stu Turner joins Edge as partner and ECD

Following his exit from The Royals earlier this week, Stu Turner has joined Edge as the independent creative agency’s new executive creative director and partner.

Turner’s departure was unrelated to a number of redundancies that were made at The Royals’ last week, following the closure of Deliveroo’s local operations.

Turner had spent over three years at The Royals, where he was ECD across their Melbourne and Sydney offices. He has previously held roles at DDB and Havas.

Of Turner’s departure, The Royals managing partner, Andrew Siwka, said: “While we’ve loved having Stu as part of the team over the past three years, he has been given an opportunity to become a partner elsewhere and so we definitely wish him all the best on this next adventure.”

David Stretch, Edge managing director, said: “We’ve known Stu for a while and always admired what he does. His work is highly awarded for good reason, and he is the perfectly credentialled creative person to lead our integrated capabilities. We were looking for a person who recognises the unique creative opportunity offered by the breadth and depth of our creative, content, data and media capabilities. He’s the perfect complement to our structure and skill set. We’re so chuffed that he’s joining the business.” said

Stu Turner commented, “From the moment I first met the team at Edge, I was excited about not only their vision, but stack of in-house capabilities they have in place to achieve it. With all the much-needed integrated skills sitting under one roof, as well as real world examples of that model in action, it really is the type of agency set up I believe you need to create work and brands that are relentlessly relevant in culture. It’s going to be a wild and fun ride, and I’m looking forward to all of us at Edge making the best work of our careers. Let’s go!”

“Stu’s a natural leader and an all-round good person, with a knack for nurturing creative talent and collaborating with clients to produce great work that delivers results” Stretch added.


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