In a statement issued today, Paul Shale will be leaving his role as CEO at FCB New Zealand.
Shale has been in the position for almost three years, and will be leaving “to pursue other challenges”. His departure is effective June 1.
Carter Murray, FCB Worldwide CEO, and Cynthia Augustine, Global Chief Talent Officer, are said to have begun the search for his replacement.
“I want to thank Paul for his partnership and all that he’s done in the last three years to help fuel the success of our New Zealand office. He is an all-around good person and we wish him all the best in his next chapter,” says Carter Murray, Worldwide CEO at FCB.
In the past few years Shale and the FCB NZ leadership team have won Creative, Media and Effectiveness Awards, had several new business wins in both Auckland and Wellington such as Waka Kotahi, the Electoral Commission, NZ Police, Worksafe NZ, and Kraft Heinz-Wattie and come through COVID with a renewed momentum.
“I’d like to thank Carter for the opportunity to be part of this team and I know FCB NZ is on track for an exciting future. I’ve had the privilege of working with some fantastic people and I’m looking forward to applying learnings from this role to make a difference in a new opportunity,” commented Shale.