SELBOURNE TO DEPART DDB
Richard Selbourne, creative director on McDonalds at DDB Sydney, is leaving the agency at the end of next week to return to the UK.
Selbourne told CB Blog: "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at DDB, but my job spec has changed considerably since I arrived. Going forward, the opportunities for me seem to be better in the UK than they are out here, which is why I'm heading home. I can't say anything yet, but I'm hoping to be able to announce a new position within the first two weeks of April."
Says Matt Eastwood, national ECD of DDB: "Richard has been a big part of DDB during his time here. He was a great help and courageously stepped into the breach as Acting Creative Director when we were between Creative Directors before I came on board.
"He did some great work on McDonald’s, most recently contributing the brilliant new Happy Meals campaign to the mix. And he’s done great work on brands like Continental and The Daily/Sunday Telegraph. Richard will be sorely missed and we of course wish him all the very best."
Before being lured to DDB Sydney in June 2005, Selbourne was a CD of Leo Burnett London, where he worked on McDonald’s, Kellogg and Morgan Stanley.
He has also has stints at GGT and CDP. He began his career at DDB London.