CB can reveal that Darren Spiller, chief creative officer of McCann Sydney has departed the agency after eight months.
Spiller, who joined McCann Sydney in mid-April, is a multi-award winning creative leader with awards covering everything from Cannes Lions to D&AD pencils. He also featured in Adweek’s Top 100 Creatives for 2018. Spiller comes to the agency after spending 18 months as Host/Havas Australia’s first chief creative officer.
He joined DDB Melbourne in 2012 as ECD, replacing Grant Rutherford, and was promoted to CCO in February 2015, a move which saw a major creative restructure for the agency. During his time at DDB Melbourne, the agency enjoyed a creative resurgence, developing high-profile work for Westpac, Devondale and RSL amongst others.
Prior to joining DDB Melbourne, Spiller held the role of CCO at Fallon USA, moving to Minneapolis in June 2009. Before Fallon, he was regional creative director of Publicis Mojo Australia and New Zealand.
It is believed Spiller is enjoying a break in Byron Bay and could not be contacted.