M&C Saatchi chief creative officer Andy DiLallo will exit the agency after less than two years to spend more time with his family.
DiLallo, one of the most awarded creative directors in the region, was previously at Leo Burnett, joining as joint ECD in April 2008 from Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand.
He has also held roles at JWT and Saatchi&Saatchi. He appeared fifth on the Big Won World's top chief creative officer rankings.
M&C Saatchi CEO Jaimes Leggett says: "We're gutted to see Andy go. He's a brilliant creative and a top bloke. I'd personally like to thank him for always championing the work. I have no doubt that he'll go on to do great things in his next creative endeavour."
DiLallo adds: "When Jaimes and the partners invited me to take M&C's already formidable creative reputation to the next level, I accepted with honour. Now I leave a creative department I believe is unmatched in this country and a culture of innovation that makes me truly proud of what we've collectively achieved.
"For me it's now time to refocus my energies from professional, to personal. I leave M&C knowing that their clients are in the best shape and that the future is exciting for both of us".
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