WhiteGrey’s ECD Anthony Moss departs to replace DDB Melbourne’s outgoing group ECD Stu Turner

WhiteGrey Melbourne’s executive creative director, Anthony Moss, is set to join DDB Melbourne to replace current ECD, Stu Turner, Mumbrella can reveal.

Moss left WhiteGrey to take on a new role as DDB Melbourne’s group executive creative director, replacing Turner who departs the agency after one year.

Turner departs the agency to return to South Africa

Turner joined DDB Melbourne in June last year from his previous role as Havas’ executive creative director.

DDB’s Turner, who departed the agency to return home to South Africa, replaced award-winning creative Darren Spiller last year.

Kate Sterling, managing director at DDB Group Melbourne, said in a statement to Mumbrella: “Whilst we were sad to see Stu go we completely understand his reason to head back to South Africa to be closer with family.

“We’re thrilled to finally announce that Anthony (Mossy) will be joining us as group ECD in the new year. Mossy will come onboard to lead a creative team of conceptual and systematic thinkers across the group being DDB, TRACK and Mango.

“The calibre and diversity of his experience is exceptional and on top of that he’s probably one of the most loved and respected creatives in the business. We’re super excited about the journey ahead.”

Speaking of Moss’ departure, Lee Simpson, CEO at WhiteGrey, said in a statement to Mumbrella: “While we are disappointed Mossy is leaving, he leaves a legacy of a talented department and strong work.

“His hard work has enhanced the creative offering in the Melbourne office and the output reflects our capabilities in creativity and technology.

“This approach will remain a strength of the WhiteGrey team and we thank him for his commitment. He’s a great bloke, and will no doubt be a success in his next career move. We wish him all the very best for the future.”

Moss joined Grey Group Australia from his previous stint at CHE Proximity in February last year.

Moss joins DDB Melbourne from his previous role as WhiteGrey Melbourne’s ECD

One month later,  WPP merged two of its creative agencies, The White Agency and Grey Group Australia, to form WhiteGrey.

Since the merger of WhiteGrey there has been a series of change for the agency with joint CEOs Miles Joyce and Paul Worboys departing.

WhiteGrey later announced its new CEO, Lee Simpson, who joined the agency from M&C Saatchi where he was a managing partner.

Since then, Claudia McInerney resigned as WhiteGrey Melbourne’s managing director and Andrew Davenport departed as the managing director of WhiteGrey Sydney.

The agency has also made a raft of hires and promotions with Juan Garcia being appointed as head of technology, James Keeler being promoted to chief strategy and experience officer and Nathan Rogers joining as head of strategy.

Moss will continue to work with WhiteGrey until January 22 next year. The agency is currently hunting for a new ECD.


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