Pete Bosilkovski resigns from Leo Burnett

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 27 February 2018

Leo Burnett Sydney CEO Pete Bosilkovski has resigned from the business.

Bosilkovski has been at Leo Burnett for nearly nine years, joining as a client services director in 2009, before being promoted to managing director in 2014 and then to CEO three years ago in replacement of Todd Sampson.

While Bosilkovski is remaining tight-lipped on his next move, he is expected to remain within advertising.

Speaking to AdNews, Bosilkovski says he is proud of the transformation he has driven at Leo Burnett, evolving the Sydney office from an advertising agency to a creative solutions company.

“After nearly nine years, it was time to resign as the CEO of the Sydney office to pursue the next chapter of my career, of which, I’ll be able to announce in the near future.

"I’m very proud of the transformation that included launching Connect, the Diner Innovation Lab, The Nest to name a few. We achieved many highs, including being named AFR’s 4 Most Innovative Company in Australia, AdNews Agency of the Year Treble winners, AWARD Agency of the Year, Cannes Lions Media Agency of the Year and Ranked 6th Creative Company in the World in the Gunn Report."

He adds that none of his achievements would have been possible without his talented staff and ambitious client partners.

Under Bosilkovski leadership, Leo Burnett Sydney created the highly-awarded Samsung Pocket Patrol work and the Bundaberg Rum Watermark campaign. The agency was ranked 9th in AdNews Top Agency Rankings for 2017.

Melinda Geertz, who was promoted Leo Burnett Group CEO last year, thanked Bosilkovski for his years of dedication.

“We have loved his energy, ambition and, above all, his commitment to creativity and innovation... We wish him great success," she says.

Leo Burnett is conducting a search for the Sydney leadership role.

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