Arrivals & Departures: Saatchi taps Su Johnstone for new role

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Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand has announced the appointment of Su Johnstone to the newly created position of Creative Services Director.

She will have oversight across the entire creative and production process, ensuring collaboration across all areas of the business and the best possible output for clients.

Johnstone has a wealth of experience within the creative industry, with much of her time spent working with leading London agencies during pivotal times of their development, in the branding, packaging and digital sector.

She previously ran her own creative services consultancy in London – advising brands including Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Dyson and the IPA amongst others.

Before going out on her own, Su was Managing Director of Street Design and Production Agency as well as Creative Services Director of 141 Worldwide (both companies part of Bates UK Group).

She started out in the creative industry, learning the craft of design and production first hand, initially working as a signwriter, then typesetter before moving on to lead creative studios and print production houses.

Saatchi MD Paul Wilson said: “As we continue to expand our capabilities, it’s important that we have the right talent across the entire creative and production process, ensuring world-class delivery end to end.

“With Su’s unparalleled experience across studio, production and creative departments, we feel very fortunate she decided to join our team. She’s only been with us a few weeks, but her positive impact is already being felt.”

Su Johstone said: “This new CSD role with Saatchi & Saatchi, is undoubtedly the most thrilling and exciting opportunity I could have hoped for, in New Zealand. Such a broad client base, combined with an incredibly talented and collaborative team.”

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