Leo Burnett Australia Adds to Creative Leadership With Trio of Hires

The appointments include Tommy Cehak, Bec Johnson-Pond, and Tim Woolford.

Tommy Cehak, Bec Johnson-Pond, and Tim Woolford.

Leo Burnett Australia has added to its creative leadership with the appointment of new Group Creative Directors Bec Johnson-Pond, Tim Woolford, and Tommy Cehak.

Originally from New Zealand, Johnson-Pond’s career has spanned three countries and 18 years, originally starting at Colenso BBDO Auckland. During a decade long stint in the US, Johnson-Pond worked in both Los Angeles and New York for clients including Google, Toyota, Android, Nissan, Campbells, and Hersheys.

Woolford and Cehak join Leo Burnett from DDB Group Australia where they worked together as creative directors on globally awarded campaigns including Foxtel’s ‘Grave of Thrones’ and Volkswagen Golf ‘GTI Hijack’.


Prior to DDB, Woolford was with TBWA\Australia. While there, he worked out of the Los Angeles office, pitching and winning the global Twitter account, as well as spending time at TBWA\London working on Apple and Lidl.

Before DDB, Cehak was a senior creative at The Royals and an art director at Droga5. Throughout his career, he has remained committed to pushing boundaries. He has worked on campaigns for clients including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Qantas, Heineken, Netflix, NRMA and Westpac.

“I’m very excited that Bec, Tim and Tommy have joined our already formidable team, they are some of the best in the business, with excellent leadership and creative pedigrees,” said Leo Burnett National Executive Creative Director, Andy Fergusson,

“And the timing couldn’t be better. We have such great creative energy coming into this year with award and pitch wins, and these hires can only help supercharge that momentum.”



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