Y&R chief creative officer Ben Coulson named as Paul Nagy’s successor

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 5 December 2016
Ben Coulson

Clemenger BBDO Sydney has announced Ben Coulson as chief creative officer (CCO), succeeding Paul Nagy who recently resigned from the agency.

Coulson joins Clemenger after 10 years at Y&R, most recently as CCO Australia and New Zealand.

He is currently ranked in the top 10 chief creative officers in the world in the Won Report and has twice been named top five creative directors in the world at Cannes.

Clemenger BBDO Sydney CEO Andy Pontin says: “Coulson is an outstanding creative leader with a pedigree that speaks for itself. More importantly, he cares about people and is brilliant at nurturing creative talent and a creative culture. We’re thrilled to have Coulson on board.”

Coulson exited Y&R in October and was replaced by Y&R New Zealand CEO Josh Moore.

Nagy's resignation shocked the industry, when he announced he'd be leaving Clemenger after 10 years. He will leave early next year.

Coulson says: "I couldn't be more excited to be joining what I believe is the world's best agency network, BBDO. Clemenger and Colenso are the creative heavyweights in our region and I look forward to furthering that success. Clems Sydney is a strong business and has the right foundations to be one of the very best. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves with the team."

Coulson will begin in 2017.

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