72andSunny Sydney Appoints Micah Walker Executive Creative Director


Micah Walker will return to Australia to join 72andSunny Sydney as executive creative director in the coming month. Walker was previously with Wieden + Kennedy Portland where he served as creative director for the past four and a half years.

In his new role Walker will partner with the current APAC leadership team consisting of Mollie Hill, director of strategy, Ngaio McCreadie, director of operations and talent, Chris Kay, managing director and partner of APAC, and Johnny Tan, executive creative director of APAC.

“In a business that’s all about people, we could not be more excited about having an extraordinary talent and leader like Micah to be a part of our team,” said Tan. “His experience in Australia and the US, as well as his unique care for the work will help inspire truly disruptive work in this office.”


 

“We had a brief to find someone, who with the rest of the gang, could help us deliver on our creative ambition in Sydney,” said Kay. “We wanted someone who had the perfect mix of local knowledge and a truly global track record, as well as having a wry wit, a good dose of mischief, and an ability to chew tobacco like nobody else. Micah was the only person we could find who would fit that bill, so we are pretty stoked he has decided to jump on board.”

Walker has served as an executive creative director at Sydney agencies including The Monkeys, Mojo and Leo Burnett Sydney. In 2013 Walker left Leo Burnett Sydney to join Fallon London in the role of creative director and partner, where he stayed for four years, during the agency’s storied, creative run. In 2007 Walker returned to Australia to take up the role of ECD at Publicis Mojo Sydney, where he stayed until his departure from the agency in 2011. Walker went on to join The Monkeys in 2012 in the role of a creative partner until returning to the US in 2013 to fill the role of ECD at Wieden + Kennedy Portland.

“Almost five years ago, my family and I left for an adventure in Portland,” said Walker. “As much as I loved W+K and the people there, not a day went by that we didn’t miss Australia. We’re stoked to be back home, close to family and good mates. And I’m genuinely excited to join 72andSunny and help the rest of the team here build something different and special.”


 
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Diana Gadong

Diana is a staff writer based out of Manila.

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