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Thursday, March 06, 2008


Seven heavyweights from the industry - five from Sydney, two from New Zealand - have joined the existing AWARD Executive Committee after yesterday's AWARD AGM in Sydney.
The new committee members are:
Steve Back - executive creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney
Darryn Devlin - creative partner, Kastner & Partners, Sydney
Richard Maddocks - executive creative director, Clemenger BBDO, Sydney
Michael Ritchie - Principal, Revolver, Sydney
Martin O’Halloran - Chairman and CEO, DDB Australia/New Zealand
Mark Harricks - creative director, Clemenger BBDO, Wellington
Mike O’Sullivan (pictured) - executive creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland

The new co-chairmen of AWARD will be decided in the following weeks, with portfolios allocated at the full Committee Meeting held this morning in Sydney.

They join the Existing Committee:
Ben O’Brien – JWT Sydney
Paul Bruce - BMF
Richard White-Smith
Buzz Pringle – Stellar Sound
Dejan Rasic - CRC
Gavin McLeod – Mark/M&C Saatchi
Mark Stott - Common

South Australia
Peter Withy – KWP!
Jim Robinson - JamShop

Jim Ingram – GPY&R

Western Australia
Murray Laird – Marketforce
Brett Wheeler – RareCreative

Fintan Kerrigan – GPY&R

Andrew Clough – Red Jelly


Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice looking boys club.... wonder where the girls hang out?
don't suppose i should be surprised but tells you all you need to know about our industry doesn't it

9:17 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point 9;17,
Similar to other creative industries though. Can anyone name a famous female painter or composer?

9:05 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the top of my head: Frida Kahlo and Clara Schumann. Next question, 9:05?

10:50 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi 9:17 - is that you, Bridget?

10:56 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see a fresh & new face at Award!

11:04 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and can anyone name a famous Chinese painter or composer? Or a famous Indian painter or composer? Or a famous African painter or composer?

My point, 9:05, is just because you/we haven't heard of any good ones, doesn't mean they don't exist.

11:30 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

9.17 Are you Gay? Do you prefer the company of men? Do you like Rugby? Do you enjoy the smell of 'Jock straps'? Do you reside in Surrey Hills?

12:36 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

9.05 is a twat, a pussy, a vagin@. Is that enough female composition for you 9.05? You sad sexist.

10:39 PM NZDT


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