Leo Burnett appoints Lenna Boland group creative director

By AdNews | 18 April 2024
Lenna Boland, Andy Fergusson and Julia Sheehan.

Leo Burnett Australia has made three additions to its creative team, with the hire of Lenna Boland as group creative director and two new associate creative directors, James Beswick and Rowan Foxcroft.

Boland is a seasoned creative director with more than 20 years of experience, working with brands in the finance, insurance, FMCG, automotive and retail sectors. She was most recently at Ogilvy in Melbourne.

She will lead the creative output of the Melbourne-based clients and joins group creative directors Tim Woolford and Tommy Cehak in Sydney.

Boland said she's incredibly excited to be joining Andy Fergusson, Julia Sheehan, and the team at Leo Burnett.

"Their enthusiasm for people, culture and clients, combined with their ambition and proven commitment to producing great work is infectious," she said.

"It’s an energy and creative vision I’m super chuffed to now be a part of. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves, have fun, and get stuck in with gusto.”

As a creative duo, Foxcroft has previously been a senior art director, and Beswick a senior copywriter. They have joined the team with experience in various sectors, such as sports, FMCG, telecommunications, travel and tourism, government, pets and alcohol.

Foxcroft and Beswick describe the work they enjoy doing the most as non-traditional and fun. 

Leo Burnett Australia chief creative officer Andy Fergusson said the agency is thrilled that Boland is joining the team in Melbourne.

"She is not only very experienced but has managed to create award-winning work across big clients in some of the toughest categories in her career. She will inject a new energy into the already formidable Melbourne team," he said.

"We’re also excited to have Bes and Rowan join our creative team. They have proven to be hard-working, fun and intelligent thinkers and have a couple of productions under their belt since joining.”

The three new hires follow the recent appointment of CEO Clare Pickens and the promotions of Andy Fergusson to CCO and Marijke Spain to creative director.

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