Colenso BBDO has announced the promotion of Maria Devereux as Executive Creative Director. Devereux returned to Colenso BBDO in 2016 following several years at TAXI Canada, Y&R NZ, and Special Group, has made Colenso history twice in two years.
The Kiwi-born creative has won over 100 international awards for her work at multiple shows including Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, The Webby Awards, Spikes Asia and others. In 2019, she was invited to judge at D&AD, joining the panel on the experiential jury. This year, Maria will continue to lead the creative output on Mars, DB Breweries, Bank of New Zealand and IAG.
“With more and more clients transitioning to agile models, we have to fundamentally change how we operate as an industry,” said Levi Slavin, Chief Creative Officer at Colenso BBDO. “In Colenso’s case, this means providing greater access to the best creative thinkers and leaders. And Maria is exactly that. We are beyond thrilled to have Maria join the exec team and help lead our agency into its next era.”
Devereux added: “Things are rapidly changing and I’m excited by the opportunity to influence both the work we do and the way we get to great work”.