Big Red CEO Bridget Cleary will exit the agency after five years to explore new opportunities, AdNews can reveal.
Announcing her departure on LinkedIn, Cleary said she is proud of what she's achieved at Big Red growing the Ted Horton-owned agency from 13 people to almost 80.
"Thanks to our wonderful staff, my exec team peers, our terrific clients and my very talented boss from whom I’ve learnt more than anyone else in advertising, Ted Horton," she said.
"It has been a privilege to work with Optus, BHP, Coles, News Corp, Medibank, Renault, Yellow and the many others we have partnered with over my time there – thank-you all."
Cleary, who has previously held roles at TBWA, Ogilvy and Sapient.Nitro, is taking time off before exploring her next role.
Horton said: "During her five years at Big Red, the last two years as CEO, Bridget made an outstanding contribution to our business, commercially and culturally, and she leaves with the respect, admiration and best wishes of all who worked with her, colleagues and clients alike.
"We will miss her; and one day, with a bit of luck, she will miss us enough to want to return."
Clearly's replacement is expected to be announced shortly.
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