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
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.
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
The 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
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.
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."
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.