DDB Australia has today announced the
appointment of creative powerhouse, Ben Welsh, to the position of chief
creative officer at DDB Group Sydney.
Welsh replaces Toby Talbot who is moving to Assignment in New Zealand.
world-renowned creative leader with numerous Australian and
international creative and effectiveness accolades under his belt, Welsh
will join DDB Sydney from M&C Saatchi, where he was creative chairman, Asia.
Andrew Little, chief executive officer, DDB Group Australia: "Ben is
such a great person and the perfect creative leader for our agency as we
look to continue our creative trajectory. I know our Exec Team and
Creative Partners are excited to have him on board and I have every
confidence that under Ben's leadership, our agency will continue to
deliver world-class work across the portfolio of fantastic brands we
have within the building."
Says Welsh: "Some of the best people I've ever worked with are at
DDB Group Sydney. It's a standout office, in one of the world's great
networks, and the time is right for me to return to DDB. Toby has done a
brilliant job during his tenure and I look forward to building on
that. He has assembled a team brimming with talent, who I can't wait to
Says Marty O'Halloran, chairman DDB Group Australia and
New Zealand: "Ben has long been at the forefront of
exceptional creative work in Australia and I'm delighted to welcome him
back to the DDB family. His proven track record of delivering
integrated, award-winning telco, financial services and automotive
campaigns will no doubt inspire the creative teams to continue to
develop world-leading work."
Welsh will start at DDB on 1st August.