CAANZ CEO Paul Head has this morning announced that Simon Lendrum,
Managing Director of JWT New Zealand has been elected to the position of CAANZ
President vacated by the retiring Sandy Moore.
“I’m delighted that Simon has been elected by the Board to lead CAANZ. Since
joining the Board he has made a very strong contribution to the organisation. He
takes over at a time when what constitutes advertising becomes harder to define,
creativity takes ever more forms, and the need for ideas is stronger than ever.
The CAANZ team and I are looking forward to working with him more closely on the
challenges our members face. ” said Head.
After graduating from Cambridge University, Simon joined BMP DDB London as a
graduate recruit working across a number of accounts such as Budweiser, Unilever
Following a long run of awards success for the Guardian newspaper, Simon was
appointed to the BMP board in 2003, taking responsibility for the agency’s graduate
recruitment and training programme.
“CAANZ plays a vital role in ensuring a sustainable and optimistic future for all of us
in the industry. Paul and his team are dogged in the defence of the right to advertise,
and have been effective in ensuring that a business voice is heard by policy-makers.
In addition, Paul has ensured the focus of our awards shows is on the contribution
that great work makes to business success. The intern programmes and training
opportunities developed in recent years have ensured there’s a steady flow of
brilliant young talent entering the industry, and they are rewarded appropriately. I’m
delighted to be part of a committed board that provides governance support to the
great work that the CAANZ team continue to perform on behalf of us all.”
Simon attributes his resilience to his support of Newcastle United, who have yet to
win a trophy in his lifetime.
He officially takes up his new position on April 16.view more - Hires, Wins & Business
Genres: Peoplelbbonline.com, Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:12:04 GMT