CB Exclusive: Y&R Australia & NZ CCO Ben Coulson to depart agency; Josh Moore to fill role


770679-121120-bencoulson-thumb-400x300-177597.jpgCB Exclusive – CB can reveal that Y&R CCO, Ben Coulson will depart the agency at the end of the year, after six years heading up the group in Australia and New Zealand.

Coulson also led GPY&R Melbourne for fou years prior to his promotion as regional CCO and served on the Y&R global board.

Replacing Coulson is Y&R NZ CEO Josh Moore, who has been named the chief creative officer of both GPY&R Australia and Y&R New Zealand. He takes on this role in addition to his role as CEO of Y&R New Zealand..

Says Coulson: “It’s been a good run as CCO of Y&R ANZ. 67 Cannes lions. 21 D&AD pencils. Three times most awarded ANZ network at Cannes and Spikes. This years most awarded at D&AD, Cannes, Andy, One Show and New York festivals. Multiple Grande Prix and Best of Show’s. Agency of the year titles at Campaign Brief, Adnews, B&T, Award and Effies. Top 5 ECD’s in the world at Cannes and currently top 10 CCO’s in the world, won report. All our offices are now up and about creatively, and business is in good shape.

“I’ve worked with some amazing people, made some great stuff and had a lot of laughs. I’m now bloody excited by what’s next.”

Says Tony Granger, chief creative officer, Y&R: “I want to thank Ben, who leaves a legacy here of innovative and outstanding work.  I am positive his next chapter will be worthy of his tremendous talent and we wish him well.”