Daniel Isaac appointed Dentsu X CEO

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 6 August 2019

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has appointed Daniel Isaac to the role of chief executive officer of Dentsu X Australia, starting in October.

Isaac joins from Omnicom’s integrated offering for Nissan and Renault, United, where he has been managing director since 2017.

He has over 25 years’ business and strategic communications experience, also holding roles with PHD and IPG Mediabrands in Australia.

“Daniel is an integrated thinker, and widely regarded for his entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative mindset. We are looking forward to him joining the Group and leading the Dentsu X team and clients through this exciting time," DAN ANZ CEO Henry Tajer says.

Sam Hegg, Dentsu X Australia’s current national managing director, will transition from his role to join DAN’s newly created offering, Dentsu Solutions. Hegg was appointed to the national MD role in January this year.

As executive director of strategy, Hegg will help to define the new offering as it supports the way DAN delivers its capabilities for clients.

It was revealed yesterday that former Dentsu X national MD Angela Tangas would lead Dentsu Solutions as chief commercial officer ANZ.

“I’m delighted to be joining the team at Dentsu X at such a pivotal time for the brand and the Group. There’s so much opportunity to do even more great work with current clients, and I’m excited to help reset expectations of what we can deliver to our future client partners as well," Isaac says.

Isaac's appointment follows continued structural changes to the holding group since the appointment of Tajer.

Earlier this year it was revealed Amplifi's media and investment teams would be reintegrated back into DAN's core media agency brands; Carat, Vizeum and Dentsu X.

However, the process will not see the end of the Amplifi name in Australia, with DAN previously confirming that it has plans to keep the division going, appointing former Network Ten executive Michael Bass to the role of chief investment officer.

Bass will replace outgoing CIO Ashley Earnshaw, who was promoted to the role of CEO for Vizeum.

While there have been appointments such as Bass, Earnshaw and recently named Carat CEO Sue Squillace, the business has also seen executives including Simon James-WilliamsAdrian RoelingAlex Pekish, Nick Seckold and Luke Manley depart as part of the restructure.

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