One of Australia’s top creative expats, Micah Walker, is returning to Australia to join 72andSunny as executive creative director of the agency’s Sydney office.
Walker has spent the past four-and-a-half years as creative director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland, where he served clients including Dodge Chrysler, Samsung, Booking.com and TurboTax.
He has previously worked in a senior creative capacity at The Monkeys, Publicis Mojo, Fallon (London) and Leo Burnett, working on ads for many leading brands in Australia including Nescafe, James Boags, Toyota, Virgin Active, Ikea, Oak and more.
Walker will partner with the current leadership team consisting of director of strategy Mollie Hill, director of operations and talent Ngaio McCreadie, APAC managing director and partner Chris Kay, and ECD APAC Johnny Tan.
Tan said Walker’s experience and integrity would help “inspire truly disruptive work in this office”.
Kay said the agency, which is relatively new to this market, was looking for someone would could help 72andSunny deliver on its creative ambition.
"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,” Kay added.
“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.”
Walker said he was delighted to return to Australia after being away from home for several years.
“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,” Walker said. “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.”
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