Y&R New Zealand has today announced the
appointment of Kim Pick as executive creative director. Kim joins
Y&R from Colenso BBDO, after a series of new business wins for the
agency including Countdown, Goodman Fielder and GO Healthy Australasia;
and replaces ECD Tim Huse, who is departing for Los Angeles.
Kim will be working alongside managing director Fleur Head in Wellington,
and ECD Tom Paine in Auckland, with a focus on brand building,
integrated and behaviour change campaigns for Wellington and public
Says Josh Moore, CCO and NZ CEO, Y&R
Australasia: "Tim has been a fantastic addition to our team over the
last 18 months and when we were faced with his semi-retirement to LA we
were very nervous about whether we could find a creative leader with the
skills to match his contribution, but in Kim we have exactly that -
she's driven, inspiring and has a great sense of humour, we couldn't be
happier that she's decided to join us."
Says Fleur: "Kim is the perfect fit for our current clients and
aspirations in the Wellington market. She's incredibly collaborative,
highly strategic and thinks beyond advertising solutions. I'm really
looking forward to partnering with her."
With over 20 years of
global advertising experience on some of the world's biggest brands,
Kim has worked at leading agencies in Australia, Singapore, London, New
York and New Zealand. She was ECD of RAPP New York until 2014, when she
returned to the New Zealand industry, joining creative partner and
husband Wayne Pick at Colenso BBDO. She has won over 100 creative and
effectiveness awards for her ideas and craft in brand, digital, social,
experiential and direct.
In addition to the work, she is
passionate about the industry and talent development. A former chairman
of Australia's AWARD School and member of NZ Marketing Association
Digital Advisory panel, she is currently on the NZ Comms Council
Diversity and Inclusiveness Council, looking at ways to foster a more
diverse industry. A mentor and university guest lecturer, she speaks on
strategic and creative thinking, as well as digital and advertising
craft and creativity.
Says Kim: "I'm immensely proud to have
been a part of the team at Colenso BBDO for the past few years, but I'm
ready to take on a new challenge, and excited to be stepping into the
ECD role at Y&R, which has been building such incredible momentum.
really looking forward to working alongside Fleur, Josh, Jono, Tom and
the rest of the team at Y&R. I love creating work that can make a
difference to our society, and work that works. I can't wait to get