Ogilvy has named David Fox as CEO following the defection of Andrew Baxter to Publicis last week in the wake of Joe Pollard's departure.
Fox is returning to Australia after nine years in London, where he is currently head of global clients at Geometry Global the activation agency formed when OgilvyAction, G2 and JWTAction merged in June last year.
STW CEO Mike Connaghan said: “As Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Chairman and CEO Miles Young said to me, Foxy was made for this job, and I’m thrilled we could convince him to come home. I actually lured Foxy to Singleton Ogilvy & Mather back in 1999. Ogilvy saw his talent, and he has done an incredible job for them on big international assignments for the past nine years. We have stayed in contact, and it was always my desire to see David back home with STW. It was just a matter of having the right opportunity for him.
“The Ogilvy Australia job is the biggest and best job in our industry in Australia. The business is in great shape. It is growing and continuing to diversify. Foxy joins at a very exciting time for the business.”
Fox has worked on clients including Singapore Airlines, Singapore Tourism Board, Audi and CityRail.
He was previously executive director of Singleton Ogilvy and Mather responsible for clients including Hyundai, Nestle and BAT.
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