Wright will continue to serve as the global chairman of the Havas PR Global Collective and the global CEO of Red Havas. However, Gayle While has been named CEO and will report to Wright
21 February, 2023
James Wright will take up the charge as CEO of Havas Creative Network once again in Australia, according to a recent announcement from Havas.
He will be in charge of the agencies One Green Bean, Organic, Red Havas, Host/Havas, h/commerce and Havas Blvd.
Wright will continue to serve as the global chairman of the Havas PR Global Collective and the global CEO of Red Havas.
Wright expresses, “Whilst I have always kept close to the Australian market and teams during my time in New York, I am delighted to be back in my spiritual home where we have a world-class roster of agencies, talent, clients and opportunity. I am looking forward to working with our senior management teams in the Havas Village to forge an exciting new chapter for the Group.”
At Host/Havas, Gayle While has been named CEO and will report to Wright. She previously served as CEO at Clemenger BBDO and most recently served as Chief Client Officer at Dentsu before joining.
On her appointment, While shares, “I'm excited to join a creative agency with such an enviable legacy and humbled to play a part in continuing to propel the team and work forward. There is a phenomenal team, and it's the combination of their passion with access to the talent, innovation and collaborative spirit across the Havas Village that makes this such an incredible opportunity. Getting to know James through the process, it became clear there’s a genuine ambition and commitment to take the business to another level, and I can’t wait to work with the team to build on its successes, and continue to make a meaningful difference to our clients.”
Donna Murphy, Global CEO of Havas Creative and Havas Health & You, says, “James has a unique understanding of the Australian market and has an outstanding track record across the group of building successful global and local agencies. His PR and creative expertise are a powerful combination. Add to that the talents of Gayle who has an incredible creative, digital and data background we are confident in achieving our strategic growth plan.”
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