Emma Montgomery bounces back to the US

By AdNews | 1 June 2023
Emma Montgomery, CEO of Leo Burnett Australia

Emma Montgomery, the CEO of Leo Burnett Australia, is departing soon for the US.

She is becoming CEO of DDB Chicago, two years after returning to Australia from the US.

Michael Rebelo, CEO, Publicis Groupe ANZ, says the group has been fortunate to have her lead Leo Burnett in Australia, working closely with the leadership team to ensure the agency’s continued growth and success.

"Over the past couple of years, Leos has welcomed a number of new clients while also being recognised with award-winning campaigns," he says.

“Emma leaves behind a strengthened leadership line-up with Andy Ferguson as National ECD and Catherine King as Chief Strategy Officer.

"Meanwhile, Melbourne GM Kate Silver and Sydney GM James Walker-Smith continue to play a key role in the agency’s long-term success, both having been with us for almost eight years.

“I know Emma is very excited to move back to the US, and on behalf of Publicis Groupe we wish her all the best in her new role.”

Emma Montgomery says it’s been an honour to have been part of a talented Leo Burnett team, and to work with some of Australia's best clients, bringing human-centred creativity to their toughest business challenges.

"I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together and look forward to seeing the team’s continued success into the future."

A successor will be announced later.

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