M&C Saatchi Sydney has announced the departure of its chief creative officer Andy DiLallo. DiLallo, who has been an instrumental part of the business for close to two years, has decided to spend more time with his young family.
For anyone who knows the year DiLallo has had, this couldn’t be closer to the truth.
DiLallo, one of the most awarded creative directors in the region, was previously at Leo Burnett, joining as joint ECD (together with Jay Benjamin, his creative partner at the time) in April 2008 from Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand.
Says Jaimes Leggett, CEO, M&C Saatchi: “We’re gutted to see Andy go. He’s a brilliant creative and a top bloke. I’d personally like to thank him for always championing the work. I have no doubt that he’ll go on to do great things in his next creative endeavour.”
Says DiLallo: “When Jaimes and the partners invited me to take M&C’s already formidable creative reputation to the next level, I accepted with honour. Now I leave a creative department I believe is unmatched in this country and a culture of innovation that makes me truly proud of what we’ve collectively achieved. For me it’s now time to refocus my energies from professional, to personal. I leave M&C knowing that their clients are in the best shape and that the future is exciting for both of us.”