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Aussie Expat Sesh Moodley Departs Victors & Spoils, Boulder to Take Deputy ECD Role at Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney



Mike Spirkovski promoted to new national CCO role.

Aussie Expat Sesh Moodley Departs Victors & Spoils, Boulder to Take Deputy ECD Role at Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney

Saatchi & Saatchi Australia has today announced the hire of Aussie expat Sesh Moodley (left) to the new deputy executive creative director role, based at Saatchi & Saatchi in Sydney.

A native of Sydney, Moodley joins Saatchi & Saatchi's Sydney office after five years in the US, most recently as ECD at Victors & Spoils Boulder, an innovative agency model started by Crispin alums. Prior to Victors & Spoils, Moodley worked as creative director with Crispin Porter + Bogusky for three years focusing on the growth of key business across Miami and Boulder, where he ran one of the agency's biggest accounts, Best Buy. Moodley departed his CD role at Naked Comms Sydney in 2012 and moved to AKQA San Francisco where he led creative efforts for global brewer Anheuser Busch.

Throughout his career, Moodley has enjoyed multiple wins at Cannes, D&AD, Clio, One Show, Spikes, New York Festivals and the Effies including Grand Prix recognition. He has also received two Warc awards for innovation.

spirko-thumb-400x266-122397.jpgThe agency has also confirmed the promotion of current executive creative director, Mike Spirkovski (left) to the newly created position of national chief creative officer. Both appointments come off the back of last year's big hire that saw award winning strategist Kate Smither join the senior management team as chief strategy officer.

Spirkovski joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2014 from iris Sydney, and under his creative leadership, the agency has achieved significant creative success for its clients, most notably, best campaign of the year at the AdNews Awards (2015), best car ad in the world at the One Show Automotive Awards and its second Innovation Lion in a row at Cannes for Toyota's LandCruiser Emergency Network, which has also won at numerous local and international award shows. Prior to joining iris in 2013, Spirkovski was creative director at Droga5 Sydney where he helped grow the agency to win accounts such as Woolworths and Qantas.

Says Michael Rebelo, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia and New Zealand: "It was such a natural decision to elevate Mike into this new position. He has been the creative partner every CEO wishes for, a fine leader of our creative department and a top partner and friend to our clients and the agency team. The great thing about Mike, even though he has achieved so much for Saatchi & Saatchi, is that his ambition is boundless."

As the deputy executive creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, Moodley will oversee all brands and creative product across the Sydney office, working in to national chief creative officer, Mike Spirkovski. 

Says Moodley: "I've always been a big fan of Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney and their game-changing ideas for big brands. I couldn't be more stoked to be back home for this role working with Mike and the team. What also excites me is the opportunity to help lead the agency's creative efforts for some of Australia's most iconic brands. I can't wait to get stuck in and live up to their Nothing is Impossible spirit."

Says Spirkovski: "It's a privilege and an honour to take up this new role. I'm really proud of what we have achieved as an agency over the past few years, and now with a strong deputy like Sesh in place, I know we will strive for even greater things. I've known Sesh since our days at Leo Burnett in the mid 2000s. He's a prolific creative thinker who's always on the edge of finding change and ways to grow and do better work. Sesh has developed into an inspiring leader, one that we are lucky to have as part of the Saatchi team."

Both Moodley and Spirkovski's appointments take immediate effect.

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Saatchi & Saatchi Australia, Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:05:40 GMT