DDB Group Sydney lures M&C Saatchi Asia creative chairman Ben Welsh for CCO role


BEN WELSH (1)-thumb-400x527-207855.jpgDDB Australia has today announced the appointment of creative powerhouse, Ben Welsh, to the position of chief creative officer at DDB Group Sydney. 

Welsh replaces Toby Talbot who is moving to Assignment in New Zealand.


A world-renowned creative leader with numerous Australian and international creative and effectiveness accolades under his belt, Welsh will join DDB Sydney from M&C Saatchi, where he was creative chairman, Asia.


Says Andrew Little, chief executive officer, DDB Group Australia: “Ben is such a great person and the perfect creative leader for our agency as we look to continue our creative trajectory. I know our Exec Team and Creative Partners are excited to have him on board and I have every confidence that under Ben’s leadership, our agency will continue to deliver world-class work across the portfolio of fantastic brands we have within the building.”

Says Welsh: “Some of the best people I’ve ever worked with are at DDB Group Sydney. It’s a standout office, in one of the world’s great networks, and the time is right for me to return to DDB. Toby has done a brilliant job during his tenure and I look forward to building on that.  He has assembled a team brimming with talent, who I can’t wait to work with.”


Says Marty O’Halloran, chairman DDB Group Australia and New Zealand: “Ben has long been at the forefront of exceptional creative work in Australia and I’m delighted to welcome him back to the DDB family. His proven track record of delivering integrated, award-winning telco, financial services and automotive campaigns will no doubt inspire the creative teams to continue to develop world-leading work.”


Welsh will start at DDB on 1st August.