M&C Saatchi has appointed Steve Coll as Group Chief Creative Officer AUNZ. Coll, who replaces Cam Blackley following his departure last month, has for the past four years been Meta’s head of Creative Shop for Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to that, he was partner/CCO at With Collective joining in August 2015 from Droga5 Sydney, where he had a brief stint as ECD. Prior to Droga5 Sydney, Coll held the role of ECD at Havas Worldwide Sydney.
“Steve is a rare gem in our industry, possessing a unique blend of skills and an exceptional leadership style. As a truly modern creative leader, Steve brings invaluable experience from both integrated and digital agencies, and the media realms,” said chief executive officer of M&C Saatchi APAC, Justin Graham.
“His ability to unlock creativity from every angle aligns perfectly with our vision.”
Coll added: “For many reasons, this Group CCO role at M&C Saatchi feels absolutely right, and I am delighted to be joining. I’ve long admired M&C Saatchi’s ability to consistently create lasting brand platforms with some of the best marketers in the country.”
“I am looking forward to bringing my Meta experience to the Group’s diverse expertise in strategy, creative, media, design, UX, production and PR. They have been steadily connecting these fundamental capabilities which excites me because, in my experience, gathering diverse skills around big ideas can be absolutely transformative. Not only do creatives want this, clients want it too. I can’t wait to get started at M&C Saatchi working alongside the highly-talented local leadership team.”