Bob Forster exits Clemenger Sydney amidst redundancies

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 7 August 2018

Clemenger Sydney has made a "handful" of staff redundant including head of creative technology Bob Forster and head of people and culture Clinton Parr.

The redundancies come as CEO Nick Garrett leads a "period of transformation" across Sydney and restructures the business.

“It’s no secret that we’re going through a period of transformation in Sydney," Garrett says.

"We’ve brought in people and new capabilities to help evolve our offer and ensure we’re meeting our clients' expectations. The hardest part of any transformation is making these tough calls – it’s never easy seeing friends of the agency leave the business. I’d like to thank them all for their contributions and wish them the best in their future endeavours.” 

Forster was a big hire for Clemenger back in 2014. He joined the agency after spending eight years at Google to lead the digital transformation of Clemenger.

Parr joined Clemenger in 2016 and from TBWA and had been working to tackle burnout in the agency and abolishing Mad Men culture. He will now start his own HR consultancy focusing on creative, media and tech startups.

Garrett was promoted to joint Sydney and Melbourne CEO in December last year, replacing Andy Pontin.

Since his appointment, he's been focused on future proofing the agency, luring chief strategy officer, Lilian Sore, from Grey London and hiring customer experience expert Jade Clark.

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