Chris Andrews joins Ogilvy as GCD

By AdNews | 8 April 2024
Chris Andrew and Hilary Badger.

Ogilvy Melbourne has hired creative Chris Andrews as group creative director.

Most recently at Special, Andrews brings broad experience gained at a range of Melbourne-based creative shops including CHE Proximity, DDB, BMF and the former JWT.

Ogilvy Melbourne ECD Hilary Badger said the team was thrilled to have Andrews join its expanding ranks, with his approach a “great match for the super high ambition of our clients for impact and creativity on the world stage”.

“Chris comes with an impeccable track record of great ideas across many categories in Melbourne’s best agencies. I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome him to Ogilvy, as we continue to build a very strong, globally competitive creative offering here in Melbourne,” she said.

“What Chris brings in ability, he matches in humanity. He’s the right combination of ambitious and principled, which are two qualities I highly rate. All the conditions are right at Ogilvy for Chris to step into this new role as group creative director and create some really career-defining work for our clients and the agency. I know he’ll make a massive impact from day one.” 

Andrews said meeting Badger for the first time, he was won over by her vision and ambition for Ogilvy Melbourne.

"I've now seen first-hand that the creative goals of the agency and its clients are very much aligned. That's rare for any creative business really, so I'm very glad I'm here and am looking forward to playing my part in the next chapter of Ogilvy Melbourne," he said.

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