René Migliore and Todd Baker, were today named as 303 MullenLowe Perth’s joint Managing Directors, as Derry Simpson moves into the role of Strategic Chair of the agency.
In announcing the changes Nick Cleaver CEO 303 MullenLowe Australia said “We are delighted to elevate Todd and René into this leadership role. Both Todd and René are proven performers for the agency and bring a depth of knowledge of our business and of our clients to the role.”
“René will also continue to lead Mediahub Perth and build on the momentum we have generated in that business,” Cleaver continued.
In her new role, Simpson will continue to work closely with the management team providing strategic guidance on key client relationships. She will also be embarking on a new adventure, joining agency client, Telethon Kids Institute as the Head of Brand and Strategy.
Migliore (above left) commented, “Todd and I are excited about this new chapter in the agency’s leadership. We look forward to building on the momentum we have created in both the agency and at Mediahub. The way we work is a great reflection of the agency’s collaborative culture and true to the original ethos of 303 which has always been about harnessing the collective and complementary skill sets of the team.”
Baker has worked in the Perth industry for 13 years, having joined 303 MullenLowe in 2012. For the past four years he’s served as 303’s Client Services Director and is part of the agency’s leadership team, more recently taking added responsibility for driving many financial and operational aspects of the business as General Manager.
Baker said, “I’m proud to be given the opportunity to lead 303 MullenLowe and build upon the success of the MDs before us. 303 is currently delivering brilliant work and we have a mix of outstanding professionals that really complement and support each other. Now René and I get to harness that talent to continue delivering the kind of work that we, and of course our clients are proud of.”
Simpson said, “Those who know me, know how close to my heart child health is, and the opportunity to work in brand strategy for one of the world’s most prestigious child health research institutes – while maintaining an ongoing connection to 303 – is simply too compelling to ignore.”
John Linton continues in the role of Head of Planning, leading a team which recently welcomed Senior Strategic Planner, Smiljka Dimitrijevic, who previously worked at Marketforce and prior to this in a leading London strategic consultancy.
Michael Corry has also joined the agency as Head of Digital Strategy and will lead the agency’s digital, data, analytics, search and online media capabilities.