Arrivals & Departures: DAN ANZ ceo departs

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SYDNEY, Today: After nine years with Dentsu Aegis Network, Melbourne-based Simon Ryan has resigned as ceo of Australia and New Zealand after accepting a senior role “outside the network”.

Ryan has been appointed ceo of DAN ANZ in 2016, after holding leadership roles within Carat for seven years. 

Singapore-based DAN Apac ceo Nick Waters said: “During his time Simon has driven extensive change for the group, positively impacting culture, collaboration and commercial performance.”


“He will continue to lead the business while a global search is under way to identify a replacement for the ceo role.”

Simon Ryan said: “My time at Dentsu Aegis Network has been an exceptionally rewarding and satisfying experience. I have worked and collaborated with great people to perform challenging and inspiring work, to grow the business and triple its size, over the past nine years.

“It’s now time for me to embrace the next challenge in my life and focus on a different business. Ahead of my departure I will remain focused on our people and clients, and continue to deliver on the ambitious ANZ plan.”

He will continue to lead the business while a global internal and external search is under way to identify a replacement for the ceo role.


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