Aussie expat Sesh Moodley departs Victors & Spoils Boulder to take deputy ECD role at Saatchi & Saatchi; Mike Spirkovski promoted to CCO role

Sesh Moodley_headshot.jpgCB Exclusive - Saatchi & Saatchi Australia has today announced the hire of Aussie expat Sesh Moodley (left) to the new deputy executive creative director role, based at Saatchi & Saatchi in Sydney.

A native of Sydney, Moodley joins Saatchi & Saatchi's Sydney office after five years in the US, most recently as ECD at Victors & Spoils Boulder, an innovative agency model started by Crispin alums. Prior to Victors & Spoils, Moodley worked as creative director with Crispin Porter + Bogusky for three years focusing on the growth of key business across Miami and Boulder, where he ran one of the agency's biggest accounts, Best Buy. Moodley departed his CD role at Naked Comms Sydney in 2012 and moved to AKQA San Francisco where he led creative efforts for global brewer Anheuser Busch.

Throughout his career, Moodley has enjoyed multiple wins at Cannes, D&AD, Clio, One Show, Spikes, New York Festivals and the Effies including Grand Prix recognition. He has also received two Warc awards for innovation.
spirko-thumb-400x266-122397.jpgThe agency has also confirmed the promotion of current executive creative director, Mike Spirkovski (left) to the newly created position of national chief creative officer. Both appointments come off the back of last year's big hire that saw award winning strategist Kate Smither join the senior management team as chief strategy officer.

Spirkovski joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2014 from iris Sydney, and under his creative leadership, the agency has achieved significant creative success for its clients, most notably, best campaign of the year at the AdNews Awards (2015), best car ad in the world at the One Show Automotive Awards and its second Innovation Lion in a row at Cannes for Toyota's LandCruiser Emergency Network, which has also won at numerous local and international award shows. Prior to joining iris in 2013, Spirkovski was creative director at Droga5 Sydney where he helped grow the agency to win accounts such as Woolworths and Qantas.

Says Michael Rebelo, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia and New Zealand: "It was such a natural decision to elevate Mike into this new position. He has been the creative partner every CEO wishes for, a fine leader of our creative department and a top partner and friend to our clients and the agency team. The great thing about Mike, even though he has achieved so much for Saatchi & Saatchi, is that his ambition is boundless."

As the deputy executive creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, Moodley will oversee all brands and creative product across the Sydney office, working in to national chief creative officer, Mike Spirkovski. 

Says Moodley: "I've always been a big fan of Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney and their game-changing ideas for big brands. I couldn't be more stoked to be back home for this role working with Mike and the team. What also excites me is the opportunity to help lead the agency's creative efforts for some of Australia's most iconic brands. I can't wait to get stuck in and live up to their Nothing is Impossible spirit."

Says Spirkovski: "It's a privilege and an honour to take up this new role. I'm really proud of what we have achieved as an agency over the past few years, and now with a strong deputy like Sesh in place, I know we will strive for even greater things. I've known Sesh since our days at Leo Burnett in the mid 2000s. He's a prolific creative thinker who's always on the edge of finding change and ways to grow and do better work. Sesh has developed into an inspiring leader, one that we are lucky to have as part of the Saatchi team."

Both Moodley and Spirkovski's appointments take immediate effect.


garyd said:

Nice move Sesh and Michael!

James said:

Great to have you back bro!!!

E said:

Congrats Spirko, well deserved.

Tim B. said:

Nice one Sesh. Good to have ya' home!

Nick said:


Nat M said:

YES!!!!! Well played S&S!!!

Natalie M said:

Yes!!!! Good to have you back, mate.

Jono said:

Nice one bro, looking forward to a beer soon

Alex Carr said:

Great to have you back Sesh. Congrats.

Jay G said:

Onya Seshuan! Great move all round

Crampy said:

Well done mate, please have a laksa for me.

Paul B said:

Congrats Sesh, welcome home, you'll be an awesome addition to the great Saatchi's Sydney team

Adam F said:

Sesh love your work. Congratulations on the new role. Welcome back you cute little park side killer you.

Jon Burden said:

Congrats Sesh welcome back!

Chris Mc said:

Congrats bud! Welcome back.

oli said:

Awesome to have you back Sesh!

Steve Jackson said:

Welcome home man. Know you'll do great things. Look forward to seeing them.

Burnetts Massive said:

Beers on you, Seshy!

Jonesy said:

Big congrats to both of you. Nicely played Saatchi!

Bucks said:

Miss ya already buddy! Crush it back home.

Jexy said:

Congrats Sesh!

Mark said:

Fucking awesome! Great move Mike!

Andrew said:

One of the nicest guys in Ad land. Congrats Mr. You'll be missed.

Park Side said:

Big congratulations. Solid guy.


Jen Berry said:

Awesome Sesh!! Congratulations! Jen

Chief Condescention Officer said:

No matter how much you hype this, Saatchis best days are far behind them. Admittedly it was a simpler pre 9/11 world back then, but to anyone old enough to have been in their pomp in the eighties and nineties there was a real sense of 'nothing is impossible'; it wasn't just a slogan.

Thanks Chief. said:

As if this industry isn't hard enough, you have to bring the rain cloud to the party. Pontificate all you want. It's an opinion, not a fact.

Chief C.O. said:

Every view is an opinion of course 9:11PM. Although I am a little more qualified to express an opinion, having been employed in both the London and Sydney offices during the period described.

Chief C.O. said:

Or to put it another way, BOOM!

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