This week, M&C Saatchi has welcomed Russell
Hopson into the newly created role of group managing director in its
Australian business. Hopson's remit spans the M&C Saatchi Group
where he will support the leadership teams across the advertising,
communications and production businesses.
Says Jaimes Leggett,
CEO, M&C Saatchi: "Russell is a coup for M&C Saatchi. He's whip
smart, great around the work and a brilliant leader. We went to market
looking for the best in the business and I believe we've found it.
Russell's appointment brings incredible experience to our already
formidable leadership team."
Says Hopson: "It took something really special to make me want to leave
adam&eve/DDB; and this role at M&C Saatchi is precisely that.
The Group's capabilities and scale put it on par with anywhere else in
the world right now, but it is the ambition that is so impressive and
something I had to be part of. I can't wait to start work."
was previously at adam&eve/DDB in London where he managed the
group's biggest account, Volkswagen, as well as taking responsibility
for developing the group companies, including the digital agency Tribal,
the production arm Gutenberg and the content division Cain & Abel.
Before adam&eve/DDB, Hopson was managing director of Team Red at
WPP, the interdisciplinary Vodafone account.
Prior to that he was
at RKCR/Y&R, where he led the Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Media and
Bacardi accounts and worked alongside adam&eve/DDB co-founders James
Murphy, Ben Priest and David Golding.