72andSunny Sydney has announced Micah Walker will return to take up the role of executive creative director.
Walkers joins from Wieden + Kennedy Portland where he served as creative director for the past four and a half years, leading key clients such as Samsung, Dodge Chrysler, Booking.com and TurboTax.
He will partner with the current APAC leadership team consisting of Mollie Hill, director of strategy, Ngaio McCreadie, director of operations and talent, Chris Kay, managing director and partner of APAC, and Johnny Tan, ECD of APAC.
Tan said of Walker’s appointment: “In a business that’s all about people, we could not be more excited about having an extraordinary talent and leader like Micah to be a part of our team. His experience in Australia and the US, as well as his unique care for the work will help inspire truly disruptive work in this office.”
Kay added: “We had a brief to find someone, who with the rest of the gang, could help us deliver on our creative ambition in Sydney. We wanted someone who had the perfect mix of local knowledge and a truly global track record, as well as having a wry wit, a good dose of mischief, and an ability to chew tobacco like nobody else. Micah was the only person we could find who would fit that bill, so we are pretty stoked he has decided to jump on board.”
Prior to his role at Wieden + Kennedy, Walker served as ECD at Sydney agencies including The Monkeys, Mojo and Leo Burnett, and helped produce some of Australia’s most unique and memorable work. He was also previously a creative director and Partner at Fallon London, for four years, during the agency’s storied, creative run.
Walker added: “Almost five years ago, my family and I left for an adventure in Portland. As much as I loved W+K and the people there, not a day went by that we didn’t miss Australia. We’re stoked to be back home, close to family and good mates. And I’m genuinely excited to join 72andSunny and help the rest of the team here build something different and special.”