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McCann London's Expat Head of Talent Robert Stone Returns to Melbourne to Join Aussie Team

04/06/2018
Advertising Agency
Melbourne, Australia
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Previously the Global Digital Talent Partner for Adidas, Stone oversaw the major sporting brand's largest recruitment initiative in the history of the business
McCann Australia has announced the appointment of new Head of Talent, Robert Stone, who has joined the agency today based in Melbourne as the agency continues its commitment to unleashing the industry's leading creative talent for both new and existing employees.

Previously located at McCann London, Stone is a member of McCann Worldgroup Global Diversity and Inclusion Coalition and the IPA's Talent Leadership Committee.

The appointment follows the recent hires within the agencies' production and creative departments, following the implementation of the XBC agency model, pulling together the best minds from the various companies under one roof.

In addition to being able to identify, convert and successfully hire the best talent from all corners of the globe, Stone was behind the introduction of global brand PANDORA Jewelry (Global) to the vast portfolio of McCann clients.

Previously the Global Digital Talent Partner for Adidas, Stone oversaw the major sporting brand's largest recruitment initiative in the history of the business. He was responsible for building and enhancing Adidas's digital offering across Germany, Amsterdam, London, Brazil, Moscow, New York, Paris, Tokyo & Shanghai.

Says Zain Hoosen, COO and Acting CEO, McCann Australia: "We are delighted to have Robert join our team as head of talent. His passion for people and expertise in attracting high calibre talent has helped create some of the best-known advertising campaigns and we have no doubt he will continue this momentum in Australia."

Says Stone: "I'm excited to head back to Australia (born and bred in Melbourne) to play a key role in developing and transforming the talent. The recent hires representing senior creative and digital skillsets is testament to McCann's growing team of inspiring and talented people."
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