Special Group creative director Jack Nunn announced as NSW AWARD School 2020 co-head

Special Group creative director Jack Nunn announced as NSW AWARD School 2020 co-head

AWARD School has announced Jack Nunn, creative director at Special Group Sydney, as the new national and NSW School co-head for 2020.


Nunn joins Mandie van der Merwe, executive creative director, M&C Saatchi Sydney, whose appointment as new national and NSW co-head was announced late last year.

AWARD chair Cam Blackley welcomed Jack into the stable of AWARD School Heads: “Jack is one of those brilliant ‘ideas people’, whose creative savvy has seen him win multiple local and international awards. It’s fantastic to have him on board to work alongside Mandie and the other AWARD School Heads.”

Blackley also paid tribute to outgoing National and NSW AWARD School co-head Josie Burns, saying “Josie really worked incredibly hard to raise the bar for AWARD School and brought great enthusiasm and skill to the role – we wish her well for her overseas adventure.”

Nunn joined Special Group Sydney as the agency’s first creative hire in 2015. Previous stints saw him at M&C Saatchi Sydney, M&C Saatchi Melbourne and Havas Sydney. He is a strong believer in ideas that live outside of paid media, striving to create campaigns that make the news and newsfeeds alike. His work has been awarded at Cannes, D&AD, AWARD, SXSW and beyond. In 2018 he was selected to attend the AWARD Creative Leadership course and he is on the Digital jury for AWARD 2020.

Says Nunn: “To be involved with AWARD School in any capacity is a massive, massive honour. I’m stoked to be taking over from Josie, who has done an incredible job in the role. I love ideas and creativity. Being able to help other people bring theirs into the world is a real privilege.”

The AWARD School Heads for 2020 are:

Mandie van der Merwe, Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi
Jack Nunn, Creative Director, Special Group Sydney

Jess Wheeler, Associate Creative Director & Partner, Fenton Stephens
Chris Ellis, Creative Director, Cummins&Partners

Rikki Burns, Creative Director, Meerkats

Benjamin Davis, Executive Creative Director, McCann Queensland

Nick Brz, Creative Director, NATION Creative

Registrations for AWARD School 2020 are now open. To book click here.