Returning Kiwi takes creative helm at Ogilvy New Zealand
Ogilvy New Zealand has appointed returning Kiwi Angus Hennah as executive creative director.
He replaces Damon O’Leary, who resigned from the role earlier this year but maintains a freelance relationship with the company.
Ogilvy NZ executive director Paul Manning says Mr Hennah is rated among the top ECDs in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr Hennah has won awards at all major and local creative shows, including multiple Cannes Lions across film, cyber, outdoor and media categories.
Throughout his career, he has also worked on many high-profile brands such as Nestle, Kelloggs, Nokia, Ford, AMP, Tourism New Zealand, HSBC and the National Bank.
Educated at Victoria University, Wellington, Mr Hennah has also worked for Clemenger BBDO in the capital as a senior copywriter before joining JWT Auckland as executive creative director and carrying out the same role for JWT Sydney for the past three years.
Mr Manning says Mr Hennah will be “at the helm of Ogilvy New Zealand’s creative product and guiding the design forward and working across all of our major clients”.
Ogilvy NZ’s previous ECD was Damon O’Leary, who resigned earlier this year and now works freelance.
Previously, Mr O’Leary shared the role with his creative partner Basil Christensen, who last year went to the south of France and bought a villa.
“We had been seeking a replacement for sometime. It has been an international search,” Mr Manning explained.
Ogilvy New Zealand considered candidates from the UK, US and across New Zealand before settling for a returning Kiwi.
“Angus is a New Zealander. It’s great he comes with international experience but as a Kiwi he understands our market and culture very well. His is one of the key roles in Ogilvy,” Mr Manning said.