Set to bolster its creative leadership firepower Leo Burnett Australia has appointed Kiwi expat Bec Johnson-Pond to the role of group creative director.
A track record for producing internationally recognised work, Johnson-Pond’s career has spanned three countries and 18 years. Originally from New Zealand, she got her start at Colenso BBDO Auckland where her work won many awards including the agency’s first ever Black Lion at Cannes.
During her decade long stint in the US, Johnson-Pond worked in both Los Angeles and New York for clients including Google, Toyota, Android, Nissan, Campbells and Hersheys. Her work for Toyota’s Prius c made it one of the fastest selling cars in the US and her work rebranding Panera reinvigorated the brand to become ‘one of Forbes brands to watch’ and landed them on AdAge’s Marketers of the Year. In Australia, she’s been across campaigns at TBWA for Lifesavers, mycar and Prime Video.