Clemenger Group announces Marketforce chairman John Driscoll stepping down; Paul Everingham announced as new group CEO

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JohnDriscoll_1_BLOG.jpgMarketforce chairman John Driscoll (pictured) is stepping down after nearly 30 years with the agency.
The announcement was made by Robert Morgan, chairman of Clemenger Group, majority owners of Marketforce.

"John Driscoll has done a superb job leading Marketforce for the last 13 years," said Morgan. "He is a great advertising leader, as well as a highly principled and professional executive. I would like to thank John for a magnificent career with Marketforce and wish him well in the next phase of his career."

Morgan said he and Driscoll had been been discussing his desire to step down for some time. He will leave at the end of September.

Driscoll will be succeeded in the leadership of the Marketforce Group, including OMD WA, by Paul Everingham, who was until December last year, the CEO of public affairs and corporate strategy firm GRA Everingham, also part of the Clemenger Group.

"After a sabbatical, Paul is coming back to run our Marketforce Group in Perth," said Morgan. "He is an extraordinarily creative, entrepreneurial and energetic individual, with highly developed business networks around Australia. Prior to running GRA Everingham, Paul was a senior executive with Chevron and prior to that was Executive Director & CEO of the Liberal Party in WA. He has also experience in the Federal Treasury."

He will join Chief Creative Officer, Pat Lennox and ECD Ben Green in leading the agency, and Angela Nutton as Managing Director of OMD WA.

"We are very excited about the future of Marketforce," said Morgan.


Andrew Tinning said:

Let me be the first (or at least one of them) to congratulate you on a brilliant Innings John. It's not the end of the book but the beginning of a whole new chapter.

Ron Samuel said:

I still remember your first day in account service, doesn’t seem that long ago. Congratulations and best of luck with it all from Libby and myself.

Mark Braddock said:

On behalf of the PADC I'd like to thank you for your support of the Club and your support for Perth's creative community generally. Your service as Patron provided a period of stability the Club desperately needed at the time.
Thank you.

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