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Thursday, March 27, 2008


The AWARD Executive Committee have voted in a Chairman and two Deputy Chairmen for 2008 & 2009, a new arrangement of the leadership positions to replace the co-chairmen roles of previous years.
Richard Maddocks, former ECD of Colenso BBDO, now ECD at Clemenger BBDO Sydney, will be the Chairman, while Michael Ritchie, Executive Producer and Managing Director at Revolver and Darryn Devlin, Founder and Creative Partner at Kastner & Partners Sydney, will be the Deputy Chairmen.
Says Maddocks: “It’s certainly an honour to be involved with AWARD and the next couple of years are going to be an exciting time. I know the committee is up for some big things and I’m really looking forward to working with Darryn and Michael and the rest of the guys to make these things happen.
"We know we’re not going to keep everyone happy, but what we’re intent on doing is making AWARD as relevant and inspiring as it can be; to try and accommodate the various points of view in the industry without defaulting to the lowest common denominator.
"There’s so many opportunities for AWARD to grow and develop and build on the great work it’s already doing. I can’t wait to get stuck in."
Says Ritchie: “I Think Richard is perfect to head this team up. The good work done over the past two years needs to be continued....and then some. From a production company point of view, I am proud to be contributing to that."
Says Devlin, previous AWARD Co-Chairman with Paul Prince in 2005/06, says; “It is a very nice honour to be back on an exceptional committee and work with someone who I think will be a great chairman. If we continue to build on the momentum since going independent, AWARD will be a very good thing indeed."
Martin O’Halloran, CEO DDB Australia and New Zealand will lead the Business Development and Financials.
The Executive Committee will next meet on April 1st, where priorities for the year ahead will be discussed and portfolios allocated.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice pic, who snapped it?

9:57 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come you have to go to the oz ad blog to find out about Catmur joining a small agency in Auckland?

3:46 AM NZDT


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