R/GA Sydney executive creative director Gavin McLeod departs agency after 4 years in the role

Gavin Mcleod PR-Medium-web.jpgGavin McLeod, executive creative director at R/GA Sydney is leaving the agency after four years to pursue opportunities overseas. McLeod joined R/GA in January 2013 from TBWA Sydney where he held the role of ECD since March 2011.

Prior to TBWA Sydney, he had four years as creative director of M&C Saatchi/Mark, Sydney where it was consistently the most awarded direct agency in the country, boasting several "agency of the year" accolades as well as being the second most awarded in the world in 2006 and the third most awarded in the world in both 2007 and 2008, according to the WON report.

Apart from being awarded at every major award show, McLeod has chaired juries at AWARD, AdFest and ADMA as well as judging at D&AD, The Caples and Cannes.

Says Rebecca Bezzina, VP managing director, R/GA Sydney: "Gav has decided to embark on a new challenge overseas in the New Year. He was a founding member of the R/GA Sydney team and has done an amazing job over the last 4 years in building the business. Gav goes with nothing but our warmest wishes, and leaves us in outstanding health with a fantastic client roster and a strong, vibrant creative department that's in excellent hands."

39 Comments

Pat said:

The nicest guy in the industry. Big loss for R/GA. Good luck, Gav!

DK said:

Best creative partner you could ever have. (Breakfast's on you).

Good luck Gav said:

Best wishes,

Josh B

Steve Dodds said:

Best of luck Gav. You'll kill it.

Big Willy said:

Out of all the eggs in the carton, he's one of the best! Good luck Gavatron

Bob said:

Bets of luck Gav. Wishing you all the best. You've done a great job building R/GA in Sydney.

EC said:

An immensly talented creative, a brilliant leader and one of the nicest fellas in the biz.

Congratulations Gav. Our loss is their gain. xx

matt said:

Best of luck, Gav - legend.

Garry Horner said:

Good luck Gav, not that you'll need it, exciting times ahead!

Greidy said:

Wherever you're headed, I hope there's waves.

All the best Gav.

D said:

Gav is a swell guy.

Paula said:

How brilliant. Congrats Gav.

Chris said:

Good luck Gav!

Northy said:

All the best for what lies ahead, Gav.
You're a terrific talent and an even better bloke.

Rod said:

Gav don't forget to get your Warriors satellite hooked up...

Dever said:

Massive news. Good luck Gav!!

Wait said:

R/GA have a Sydney office?!?

Shane said:

All the best mate, good luck to you and the fam.

Robbie B said:

Nice one Gav. All the best mate.

Nick Nolte said:

Can you please get Lynchy to post the shot you posted on Facebook the other day? Please please please.

JW said:

Congrats Gav! - well deserved.

Kimmie said:

Such a talented and kind man. Hope our paths cross again xxkimmie

Oggy said:

Good luck, mate!

Craig said:

Congrats Gav.

SC said:

Good man Gav. Top talent and a top bloke. All the very best for whatever is next.

Nitsa Lotus said:

All the best mate.
You'll kill it whatever you do.
N x

Lover said:

Love your work.

Xuan said:

Best boss ever. Big loss for R/GA Sydney. Good luck Gav.

Midget on a speaker said:

Congrats Gav, exciting times ahead.

Carpo said:

How much better would this industry be if everyone was as genuine and talented as Gav?!

Other Bob said:

Gav, you're a legend. All the best with your new adventures mate. BM

Mark E said:

Nice one Gav.

Andy Flemming said:


Gav, truly one of the nicest and most talented guys I've worked with.

Whatever happens, you'll kill it mate.

All the best.

Andy

Andy Flemming said:


Gav, truly one of the nicest and most talented guys I've worked with.

Whatever happens, you'll kill it mate.

All the best.

Andy

Tim said:

Sick. Good luck, Gav.

Pete G said:

Legend and been awesome sitting across from him for the last few months

rock star - good luck bro... Kif Lacker

Russty said:

Maaaaate, on ya! What an adventure awaits! You don't need luck as you've got heaps of talent naturally. Selling your surfboards? 🌊 🤘🏻

Toyota said:

Why is everyone leaving after they just won Toyota?

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