M&C Saatchi appoints Y&R's Paul Coles

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 23 October 2014

Fresh from a spate of new high profile hires, M&C Saatchi has poached Y&R's Paul Coles at it's group head on IAG's direct insurance brands.

In his new role Coles will lead the insurer following M&C Saatchi's account win in a pitch earlier this year. He will also work on other key accounts at the agency.

Coles joins from four years at GPY&R/VML where he was group account director and new business lead. In his time at Y&R Coles was instrumental in the winning of clients including Emirates, NSW Government and Brown Forman, as well as helping to launch the group's digital offering VML to the Australian market.

Coles also held roles as account director at Saatchi & Saatchi London and at JWT Sydney.

Speaking of the appointment M&C Saatchi Australia CEO Jaimes Leggett said: “Paul’s record speaks for itself. He possesses a razor-sharp strategic mind, a highly attuned business sense and a passion for people and creativity.”

It follows a number of new appointments from M&C Saatchi in recent weeks including Ross Berthinussen and Kate Smither as group strategy directors, Glenn Christensen and Chris Cheeseman as senior art directors.

 

For more M&C Saatchi stories:

Ross Berthinussen makes move to M&C Saatchi Group

Kate Smither takes the reins of CommBank's strategy at M&C

M&C Saatchi makes senior creative hires

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