72andSunny names Ross Berthinussen as president

Paige Murphy
By Paige Murphy | 24 June 2021
Ross Berthinussen.

72andSunny Sydney has appointed Ross Berthinussen to the role of president leading the Sydney office.

His appointment comes following yesterday's announcement that Chris Kay, the agency's CEO and APAC partner, would be returning to the UK to become CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi London.

Berthinussen has been executive strategy director of the office for the last three years.

As president, he will continue to partner with Luke Martin, head of product in guiding the agency’s vision and growth.

“Ross is a proven leader - helping build 72andSunny Sydney for the last few years and partnering with all of our clients for incredible impact,” 72andSunny global CEO Evin Shutt says.

“We’re excited for his strategic impact to move to the next level as President and can’t wait to see where Ross and Luke take us next.”

Berthinussen has almost 20 years' experience working in leading creative companies, including Grey London and almost a decade at BBH London.

He moved to Australia seven years ago as head of strategy at M&C Saatchi Sydney, and joined 72andSunny as executive strategy director in 2018.

He will continue to help lead 72andSunny's presence in the region alongside Martin, 72andSunny Singapore president Ida Siow, and APAC executive creative director Johnny Tan.

“It’s been a privilege helping to build such an awesome team, culture and client partner base," Berthinussen says.

"We feel we’re just getting started in shaping what a modern creative company and 72andSunny can be in this part of the world.” 

The agency’s leadership team also includes head of growth Tara Jaijee, head of production Whitney Hawthorn and head of finance David Williams.

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