Fran Clayton Appointed Chief Strategy Officer at Ogilvy Network ANZ

Sally Kissane & Fran Clayton

Fran Clayton is joining Ogilvy Network ANZ as its new Chief Strategy Officer the network formally announced today.

Most recently Chief Strategy Officer at DDB Sydney, Clayton brings more than 23 years of experience to the role, having held a range of senior posts at agencies including McCann, Publicis Mojo, and Saatchi & Saatchi, working on a range of award-winning campaigns for brands in Australia and the USA including McDonald’s, Volkswagen, Westpac, Lion and P&G.

She is also on the Board of Directors for the Advertising Council of Australia, which Ogilvy Network ANZ CEO Sally Kissane said is a “testament to the high regard she is held in the industry, but more importantly the passion she has for moving our industry forward”.


 

Kissane added: “We’re thrilled to have Fran join the team to lead our already strong strategy team across both our Australian and New Zealand offices.  Not only is she incredible at what she does, she is an exceptional leader, and a wonderful human.  We can’t wait for her to get started.”

Clayton said: “This is a strategy leader’s dream; an agency with a culture of creative effectiveness, an incredible line up of talent and a roster of clients that includes some of the world’s best marketers. But the thing that excites me most is the ambition of Ogilvy ANZ’s leadership. I’m thrilled to be joining Sally and Toby and can’t wait to get stuck in with the teams across Australia and New Zealand.”

Starting at Ogilvy in July, Clayton will be based in Sydney, but work closely with strategy teams in all Ogilvy offices including New Zealand.  She’ll also work side by side with Ogilvy Network ANZ Chief Creative Officer Toby Talbot, and former Ogilvy Network ANZ CSO Toby Harrison, who became Ogilvy Network ANZ’s Consulting, Growth and Innovation lead several months ago.

Talbot said: “”I’m really looking forward to working with Fran again. I have watched her become this incredible figurehead in Australian marketing and advertising in the intervening years. DDB invented planning.


 

Fran has the smarts to take what’s she learned there and reinvent it. I cannot wait to partner with her in this new role. Happy days.”

 

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