Clemenger BBDO's new hires in Sydney and Melbourne

By Paige Murphy | 4 February 2020
Lea Egan

Clemenger BBDO has made new appointments in both its Sydney and Melbourne offices.

The Melbourne office has appointed Lea Egan as creative director.

Joining from Anomaly in New York, Egan brings with her over a decade’s worth of experience for clients including the UN, Converse, Netflix, Red Bull, Nike, Hershey’s, Kohl’s, Vegemite, Qantas, the Australian Cancer Council, Tourism Victoria, Nestle Peters, L’Oreal and more.

“I am so excited to join Wolfie and the team here at Clemenger BBDO. It’s a brilliant agency with an unbeatable creative pedigree. I feel lucky to be joining the ranks," Egan says.

Prior to Anomaly, Egan enjoyed stints at DDB Melbourne, Publicis Mojo Melbourne and Droga5 Sydney with her work being recognized at international award shows including Cannes and D&AD.

She is also the creator of the game 'Cumming or Drumming' with over two million players and a number two spot on Reddit.

“Having Lea join the agency is a huge coup," Clemenger BBDO chief creative officer Stephen de Wolf says. 

"She’s a fantastic human with incredible talent and she’s demonstrated that talent across such a wide variety of mediums and clients and we’re thrilled to have her return home and join our team.”

Brona Kilkelly

Brona Kilkelly

In the Sydney office, Brona Kilkelly has been appointed as senior planner.

With close to 10 years of industry experience, Kilkelly has worked on some of the world’s leading brands both locally and in Ireland. 

“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Clemenger BBDO Sydney. The energy in the agency is palpable and I can’t wait to get involved in some of the great work that’s happening," Kilkelly says.

Kilkelly kicked off her planning career as a lead strategist at Rothco Accenture Interactive, Dublin before migrating to Sydney where she worked for VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson in senior strategist roles prior to joining Clemenger BBDO.

She has developed pivotal brand and campaign strategies for some of Ireland and Australia’s leading brands including, Allied Irish Bank, Aer Lingus, the Irish Tourism Board, HSBC, Kellogg’s, Johnson & Johnson, Subway, Nestlé, Unilever and Vodafone.

"We look for planners with great minds, who have great empathy and are great people too - and Brona stood apart in manner, smarts, energy, and ambition," Clemenger BBDO Sydney chief strategy officer Lilian Sor says.

"We are over the moon that’s she’s joined our crew."

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