AUCKLAND, Today: Following significant growth of their creative team this year, Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand has announced two new executive creative director positions; Jordan Sky and Lee Sunter.
The first sees Jordan Sky internally promoted to the position of ECD having been with Saatchi & Saatchi for the past eight years as CD. Jordan has worked across many of Saatchi’s clients and was behind the award-winning Global Women work of last year.
Saatchi & Saatchi CCO Steve Cochran said: “The promotion of Jordan is not only testament to his tenure here at Saatchi but also to his contribution to the work, his relationships with clients, his mentorship of teams and his popularity with everyone else.
Lee Sunter also joins as an ECD, who will move across the Tasman from Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne. Sunter’s bio includes stints at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, DDB and Saatchi & Saatchi London.
“When we announced this news to the agency the cheers and applause was huge. And actually, it went on for an awkward amount of time.”
Cochran said: “Lee brings 20 years’ of experience working at some great agencies with great people.
“He brings a great portfolio with many award-winning projects, he brings a passion for art direction, design, innovation and craft, he brings a nice natured manner with a British accent, and he brings his three young kids and kiwi wife to live in Aotearoa. Bring it on Lee.”
Sunter said: “As soon as Mark and Steve approached me, it was an easy decision to make. I am excited by their cultural creativity positioning, the growth run they’ve had, the work they’re doing and the team they have built is to be admired.
“That, plus the chance for my wife to go home and my three kids to spend time soaking up their Māori heritage makes my head and heart full of the good stuff – I look forward to getting stuck in.”
Saatchi/Publicis NZ ceo Mark Cochrane said” “I am so excited for Jordan, Lee and our clients. I have been privileged to work with both over the years, and now excited to see what they and the agency can achieve under the leadership of ol’mate Steve.”
“An exciting time for all.”
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