Exclusive: Josh Moore resigns partner gig at US, Sydney for national ECD role at Y&R New Zealand


CB Exclusive: Campaign Brief can reveal that Josh Moore, creative partner at US, Sydney has quit to return to New Zealand, taking the national ECD role at Y&R New Zealand, based in Auckland – effective September 15.

NZ born Moore has been in Australia for four years. In June 2007, Moore, then CD at Lowe NZ, was appointed creative director of the newly formed Razor Junior in Sydney. The agency was renamed US in 2009 and is now recognised as one of the hottest shops in the country.

Before Lowe, Moore, one of the most awarded creatives in the region, did senior creative stints in New Zealand at Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Mojo and Generator.

His work has been recognised at all major shows including Cannes, The One Show, D&AD, NYC, Effies, Caples, Young Guns and AXIS. 

His work includes Hallensteins Glassons, Nestle, Bank Direct, BMW, Sony, Toyota, Vodafone, Suncorp, Genesis Energy, Stella Artois, Subaru, EA Games, Fairfax Media, SBS and Nike.

Y&R Brands CEO Russel Howcroft said signing Moore was a great coup for the NZ agency: “Josh is a proven performer in building business and brands. His creative track record is pretty impressive too. Coulson has had an eye on him for some time and rates him highly.  New Zealand has a well-earned reputation for punching above its weight in the creative stakes and Moore will be a great addition to our NZ team.”

“I’m thrilled we’ve lured Josh back to NZ to join our team. He’ll be working alongside me, Jason Wells (Ideas Director), Janisa Parag (Planner) and Nigel Hammersely (Digital Director) and Barry Williamson (Media Director)”, said Y&R New Zealand CEO Jon Ramage.

“He’s ambitious for the agency and chomping at the bit to get stuck into ideas. We’re all looking forward to him arriving.”

“I’m stoked to be heading back to NZ and working with the team at Y&R, they have some great talent, fantastic clients and great creative opportunities.” said Moore.  “And of course I’ll be just in time for the Rugby World Cup!”