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    Leo Burnett announces hires, appoints Lenna Boland as Group CD

    Leo Burnett Australia has announced three new creative hires, appointing Lenna Boland as group creative director. James Beswick and Rowan Foxcroft also join the Publicis-owned comms agency as associate creative directors.

    The news follows a series of significant promotions from Leo Burnett Australia, announced earlier this year.

    Andy Fergusson was named as chief creative officer in January following the departure of Kate Silver. Clare Pickens was announced as CEO in February.

    Pickens began her tenure this month after relocating from Amsterdam to Australia.

    Additionally, Julia Sheehan was named as the new general manager of Leo Burnett Melbourne, and Marijke Spain promoted to creative director.

    Boland moves from Ogilvy in Melbourne, and will lead the creative output of Leo’s Melbourne-based clients, working with group creative directors Tim Woolford and Tommy Cehak in Sydney.

    Over the past 20 years, her work has been recognised by Cannes Lions, LIAs, CLIO, Effies, and New York Festivals.

    Fergusson praised Boland for managing to create award-winning work for big clients across across some of toughest categories, including finance, insurance, FMCG, automotive and retail sectors.

    “We are thrilled that Lenna is joining the team in Melbourne,” he said.

    “She will inject a new energy into the already formidable Melbourne team.”

    Bolen added that she’s “incredibly excited to be joining Andy Fergusson, Julia Sheehan, and the team at Leo Burnett.”

    “Their enthusiasm for people, culture and clients, combined with their ambition and proven commitment to producing great work is infectious. It’s an energy and creative vision I’m super chuffed to now be a part of,” she said.

    The creative duo Beswick and Foxcroft join Leo with backgrounds as senior copywriter and art director, respectively. Their work has also been recognised at major festivals including Cannes, D&AD, AWARD, London International, and the Webbys.

    Most recently, the pair were awarded Gold at One Show and a Grand Prix at Spikes Asia.

    Fergusson said “they have proven to be hard-working, fun and intelligent thinkers and have a couple of productions under their belt since joining.”

    See more:
    Leo Burnett Australia announces key leadership changes amid departure of Melbourne GM Kate Silver
    Clare Pickens appointed CEO of Leo Burnett Australia by Publicis Groupe ANZ

    Top Image (L-R): Lenna Boland, Andy Fergusson & Julia Sheehan

    The post Leo Burnett announces hires, appoints Lenna Boland as Group CD appeared first on Mediaweek.

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