M&C Saatchi Melbourne hunts new MD

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 17 August 2017
David Dahan

M&C Saatchi Melbourne is hunting a new managing director following the departure of David Dahan, AdNews can reveal.

Dahan has returned to Ogilvy as worldwide MD of global brand management for its Singapore office. He was previously director of operations at Ogilvy on the Unilever account before joining M&C Saatchi in 2015.

AdNews understands Dahan has not worked at M&C Saatchi for several months.

On his LinkedIn profile, Dahan claims he took M&C Saatchi Melbourne "back to profit after years of loss", picking up 10 new businesses in his two years and a slate of awards at Cannes and D&AD.

AdNews understands M&C Saatchi has not yet found a replacement for Dahan.

The Melbourne creative industry has undergone a huge shake-up recently with the arrival of The Monkeys, Thinkerbell, The Hallway and now possibly The Works. 

Speculation is rife about who will be leading The Monkeys operation and now M&C Saatchi Melbourne, with former BWM Melbourne MD Mark Watkin and Clemenger's Ant Keogh still yet to announce their next position.

M&C Saatchi Melbourne is likely to undergo significant growth as Lexus, which has been previously served by M&C Saatchi Sydney, moves its operations to the region. 

M&C Saatchi were approached for comment.

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