DDB Melbourne Group has added Sydney creative Stu Turner to its ranks, appointing him as their new group executive creative director.
Most recently ECD at Havas, Turner has worked in some of the world’s leading agencies and networks, creating and delivering truly integrated solutions for clients.
Turner has collected more than 50 local and international awards during his career, being recognized at every major award show with gold at D&AD, Clios, Effies, Award and 2 Spikes Grand Prixs.
Kate Sterling, DDB Melbourne group managing director, said she’s thrilled to be working with Turner.
“We were really impressed with Stu’s clear and proven ability to get under the skin of businesses to drive exceptional, creative customer experiences,” Sterling said.
“He’s also been instrumental in helping build and pivot agencies ready for growth – something we’re certainly focused on right now,” she said.
Turner previously worked at DDB in South Africa and is looking forward to joining the DDB family again.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Melbourne team,” Turner said.
“I loved my time at Havas and am saying goodbye to some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. However, after speaking with Kate and her team, it felt like too incredible an opportunity to pass up.”
“They have a real fire in their bellies, some amazing talent, and most importantly they’re just good people. They continue to produce fantastic work and I’m looking forward to helping further grow the business and create ideas that Bill (Bernbach) himself would be proud of,” he said.
DDB Australia CEO Andrew Little said the DDB Group is growing, in a very deliberate way.
“Our focus on diversity across the board continues to attract top class international and home grown talent, and means we continue to deliver stand out work for our clients,” Little said.
Turner will work alongside Sterling and lead the Group creative team across Tribal, TRACK, Mango and DDB clients.