R/GA regional VP executive CD Bob Mackintosh departs for round-the-world family adventure

BobM (1).jpgCB Exclusive - After two years with R/GA, Bob Mackintosh, regional VP executive creative director APAC is departing the agency and is set to take time out from the industry in the name of adventure. He'll be leaving the company in late January and traveling round the globe with his family for the rest of the year.

Prior to R/GA the multi-award-winning Mackintosh spent 11 years at Host Sydney before departing in November 2016. As Host ECD Mackintosh oversaw celebrated campaigns for Air New Zealand, Coca-Cola, LEGO, Pizza Hut, IKEA and Virgin Mobile. His work has been recognised by global and local competitions including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD and AWARD, where he's also served as a judge.

Prior to Host, Mackintosh was digital creative director of Tequila / TBWA Sydney, overseeing global campaigns for New Line Cinema, Nissan, Absolut and Sony Playstation.
Says Sean Lyons, global CEO, R/GA: "We're sad to see Bob go and more than a little bit envious of his plans, but he's leaving the creative teams and work in very capable hands. Bob has built and led our creative leadership in the region and done so with wit and grace."

Says Bob Greenberg, founder, R/GA: "Fearlessness and curiosity are two of the qualities that we most cherish in our people, and stepping away from a job you love into the great unknown takes both. It's a rare opportunity that Bob has seized, and he leaves with everyone's best wishes and an inkling that, as is often the case at R/GA, our paths may converge again in the future."
 
R/GA is looking forward to announcing Mackintosh's replacement shortly.

5 Comments

Robert Overcoat said:

I just booked a flight to Adelaide.

Right the wrongs said:

Getting The talented ex-CD back to replace the lucky designer and then replace the really lucky SAM would make for a lovely completed circle. Come on Bob. Right your wrongs.

Matter of time said:

I guess eventually the work or lack thereof speaks for itself.

Basketcase said:

R/GA locally is a basket case, nobody can fix it until the leadership is sorted and the direction changed.

You’ll be remembered for... said:

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