McCann Health global chief creative exits after 'offensive' complaint

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 13 July 2018

McCann Health global chief creative officer Jeremy Perrott is thought to have been "fired" amidst complaints believed to have been in violation of the agency's code of conduct. According to reports from Adweek, Perrott was abruptly fired for apparent "offensive and inappropriate" language.

The Australian expat becomes the second global creative leader to be dismissed in as many days, following news Ogilvy had fired its chief creative officer Tham Khai Meng after an internal investigation into misconduct allegations.

A statement from McCann read:

“We received a complaint about a violation of our Code of Conduct by McCann Health’s, Jeremy Perrott. As a result, following an investigation, he is no longer with the company.

“Our foremost priority is to foster a workplace where people are respected and valued, and importantly, an environment where people feel safe and protected to come forward to report actions that run counter to our values and code of conduct,” the statement read.

Perrott, who has been with the agency for over a decade, has already been removed from the company's website, including its leadership team page.

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