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