Arrivals & Departures: The One Club taps Nick Worthington, VeNA snaps up French expat

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New York, NY (May 03, 2016) – The One Club, producers of the prestigious One Show Awards and Creative Week, overnight announced that it has appointed six new members to its board: Mark Tutssel, Judy John, Rei Inamoto, Pete Favat, Leslie Sims and Colenso BBDO creative chairman Nick Worthington (as a member of the International Board).

The new board members accompany a collection of industry all-stars who serve as ambassadors for and advisors to The One Club, a non-profit whose diversity and education initiatives “ensure the perennial betterment of the industry”.

Past board members include Jeff Goodby, Dan Wieden, Bob Barrie, Ed McCabe, Jerry Della Femina, Sir John Hegarty, Lee Garfinkel and Lee Clow.

The international board of directors, which consists of 10 members in 10 countries and was established in December of 2014 to promote the organisation’s mission in key markets around the world.

“Over the years, by osmosis, the One Club has taught me to be a better writer, a sharper thinker,” said Worthington. “It’s an honour to now be on the inside helping to inspire others on the outside.”

VeNA snaps up French expat 

Video & Entertainment Network Asia (VeNA) has appointed Adam Lafon-Larrue as agency sales account manager to its Britomart-based NZ team.

French-born Lafon-Larrue has worked in New Zealand for the past 4½ years in digital sales and marketing, as well as property management. Before that, he worked for Fairfax Media Australia at the Canberra Times.

“The skills and responsibilities of these roles position him well to fit into our sales team,” said VeNA NZ general manager Toni Knowles.

“Adam’s experience is enhanced by a multicultural background, and he is passionate about developing strong ties with his clients and stakeholders,” she said. “He is a welcome addition to our team, to help with the management of sales, strategic planning and building of relationships with existing and new clients.”

Lafon-Larrue replaces Tim Richardson, who is heading overseas in June.

“Tim has been a big part of our team, and has been instrumental to the business during a time of unprecedented growth,” Knowles said. “We wish him all the best for his future.”

About VeNA:
Video Entertainment Network Asia (VeNA) is one of the largest premium video advertising and technology platforms operating across the Asia Pacific region, delivering advertisers access to millions of engaged consumers across all screens. VeNA is an independently owned and operated media company with offices in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. For agency partners, VeNA provides a wide range of solutions for distribution of video advertising at scale. For site and technology partners, VeNA offers a range of video asset management and programmatic platform services that add value, align complementary business objectives and develop new revenue and strategic opportunities.

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