Former Saatchi & Saatchi MD Paul Wilson joins TBWA\Auckland in managing director role

Former Saatchi & Saatchi MD Paul Wilson joins TBWA\Auckland in managing director role

TBWA\NZ Group has appointed Paul Wilson to the role of managing director for TBWA\Auckland. Wilson was previously managing director at Saatchi & Saatchi NZ, a role he had held for five years.

Joining the agency in the midst of a rapid growth phase, Wilson (right) will support the continued expansion of TBWA\NZ, partner with key clients and lead the development of the account management department and production offerings. Catherine Harris (centre) and Shane Bradnick (left) are strengthening the TBWA\Auckland team as they continue to focus on the TBWA\NZ Group growth across both TBWA\NZ and Digital Arts Network (DAN).

Says Catherine Harris, CEO, TBWA\NZ Group: “As we’ve grown, we have always focussed on bringing in the very best talent for our partners and our people. Paul is an exceptional leader, a brilliant partner to clients and has proven time and again that he creates world class, disruptive and effective work. Paul also embodies our values and is a hell of a lot of fun to be around. Shane and I are so excited to have him join our team.

“As we continue to grow, Paul will be focussed on ensuring we deliver exceptional outcomes for our client partners and continue to grow a world class account management team.”

Says Shane Bradnick, chief creative officer, TBWA\NZ Group: “At TBWA we talk about making stuff people love, with people we like, and Paul embodies this. He’s an absolute legend, loved by client partners and staff alike. Paul has been responsible for some of the best work in the business on some of New Zealand’s most iconic brands over his career. His recent work on Toyota Hilux and Chorus being some of the most loved and awarded work in New Zealand this year, and we can’t wait for Paul to start.”

Says Wilson: “TBWA is an agency with great momentum and the talent to deliver world class work for their partners. I’m really excited about joining the team. They already have such a great bunch of talented humans, an enviable client portfolio and Catherine and Shane have a strong vision for the agency. I can’t wait to get started.”

Wilson starts on Wednesday 9th of June and is the first of several new hires who will help expand the TBWA\NZ Group team.