Justin Mowday steps up to DDB Group CEO

Following the promotion of Marty O’Halloran to CEO of DDB Worldwide, Justin Mowday has stepped up to lead the whole New Zealand group business.

His appointment follows a decade of strong growth within DDB, which saw the agency transition from a leading Kiwi agency to a leading global agency ranked in the top five most effective worldwide.

The group couldn’t be in more capable hands, O’Halloran believes; “Justin’s been a key driving force behind our success for some years now. His energy and impact on agency culture is immense, and he is a truly fantastic leader. I’m excited to see him take the business to new heights.”

For Mowday, the appointment is an opportunity he’s excited to get stuck into.

“I’ve always been a huge believer in the collective power of our agency group,” he says. “To have New Zealand’s leading creative, PR, customer experience and digital agencies all under one roof is an incredible proposition and one that our clients are increasingly seeking the benefits of.”

“We say our business is to grow yours and I couldn’t be more excited to be leading the best equipped agency group in New Zealand to do just that.”

Mowday will report directly to O’Halloran who in addition to his Worldwide CEO role will remain chair of DDB Group AU/NZ.

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