Warwick Heathwood latest senior exec to leave WhiteGrey, after just five months as strategy director

WhiteGrey strategy director Warwick Heathwood has departed the business after just five months in the role.

Heathwood was appointed to the WPP agency after moving back to Australia from New York, where he was the head of strategy at SET Creative.

Warwick Heathwood has left White Grey after just five months

Heathwood has previously worked at TBWA Sydney, Isobar and Leo Burnett.

At the time of Heathwood’s appointment Lee Simpson, CEO of WhiteGrey Australia, said: “Warwick brings a breadth of experience to the fold; a global perspective combined with a local point of view, experience ranging from brand work through to experiential and work that has been recognised at the most prestigious effectiveness awards globally. We believe his strategic leadership will add to our mix of specialist practitioners here at WhiteGrey as we continue to grow.”

A statement from WhiteGrey to Mumbrella said: “WhiteGrey can confirm that Warwick Heathwood has left the agency and we wish him well in his future endeavours. An announcement about his replacement will be made in due course.”

In May 2017, WPP merged The White Agency and Grey Group to create White Grey. The move preceded a string of departures including joint CEOs Miles Joyce and Paul Worboys, Sydney MD Andrew Davenport, Melbourne MD Claudia McInerney and ECD Anthony Moss.

August 13 update: WPP has offered an additional comment from Simpson. It says: “whiteGREY has grown revenue 25% in 12 months through organic growth, adding new clients (in categories including airlines, energy, fin services and telco) and offering additional services. As our client mix and offering evolves so has our talent. We wish any whiteGREY folk well as they tackle new opportunities and welcome new faces in technology, creativity, performance media and fresh leadership in Melbourne with Katie Firth and Garett and Joe.”


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