Publicis Groupe has confirmed that Publicis Media ANZ CEO Toby Barbour is set to depart after six and a half years with the Groupe.
Barbour was appointed CEO of Publicis Media last year, joining from Starcom where he was CEO.
Says Michael Rebelo, CEO, Publicis Groupe ANZ: “On behalf of Publicis, I would like to thank Toby for the leadership, commitment and integrity he has shown in the six and a half years he has been with us, including leading Starcom Australia as CEO.
“In the time he has been chief executive of Publicis Media, Toby has galvanised the leadership team across Australia and New Zealand, brought in two new world-class CEOs to lead Spark Foundry and Starcom, and forged a clear direction and purpose for our media agency brands to set them up for success and growth as we continue to evolve our business. We wish Toby the very best of luck for the future.”
Says Barbour: “In my years at Publicis Media and Starcom, I’ve been fortunate enough to be in leadership positions enabling business transformation as part of the broader Publicis Groupe vision. I firmly believe Publicis has the right vision for future growth, and I wish them every success.”