DDB Sydney has promoted Matt Chandler to the newly created role of Deputy ECD.
Chandler, who is currently creative partner at DDB Sydney, has been at the agency for more than five years.
During this time, he has played an invaluable role in shaping both the creative excellence on accounts like Westpac and McDonalds, and galvanising and inspiring the entire creative department.
In his new role, Chandler will support ECD Tara Ford in the day-to-day running of the business, assist in attracting in nurturing young talent, and continue to develop a strong culture of collaboration within the creative department and wider business.
Chandler said: “It’s pretty wonderful to get your dream job without having to go through all that business of changing agencies.
“There’s no other place I’d rather be working than DDB Sydney, we have a department of delightful, talented creative people and the best clients in the universe. Add to that the combined wisdom of Damon, Ben and Tara – well, as I said, dream job.”
DDB chief creative officer Ben Welsh said: “Matt has played a key role in helping DDB become Campaign Brief’s Creative Agency of the Year. I look forward to even greater things with him in his new position.”
DDB Sydney MD Priya Patel added: “Matt is smart, proactive and hardworking. His promotion is recognition of the contribution he has made to the creative department, client relationships and entire DDB business.
“We are confident that this new leadership line up, along with the wonderful creative partners and wider team, will continue DDB Sydney’s momentum.”