Kieran Antill joins R/GA Australia as Executive Creative Director

29 June 2020 2 min. read
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Creative expert and entrepreneur Kieran Antill has been brought on board at business consulting firm R/GA as its new Executive Creative Director in Australia.

Antill joins as a replacement for Craig Brooks, who left the firm to launch his own creative brand studio. In his new role, Antill will leverage a broad base of expertise to manage R/GA’s multidisciplinary teams in Sydney and Melbourne. He joins just weeks after R/GA appointed a new Executive Creative Director for Business Transformation in the Asia Pacific.

Antill brings a wealth of experience in the creative marketing space. An artist by background, he has leveraged his creative capabilities to make his way up the marketing ladder. Previously, he worked as an Art Director, Executive Creative Director and Managing Partner at Leo Burnett in New York, over the course of seven years at the firm.

In Australia, he worked as Managing Partner and Executive Creative Director at JWT in Melbourne. Lauded as one of the world’s leading art directors at the Cannes Lions Festival, in 2019 Tennis Australia called in Antill to serve as the Creative Director for the Australian Open.

Kieran Antill, bijlage. Executive Creative Director, R/GA

Most recently, Antill has been active in the entrepreneurial space, currently the co-founder of two firms. Timebirds is a fitness tech company that operates in Melbourne, while Ne-Lo is a Sydney-based customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX) platform that supports with business transformation.

Returning to the bureau world, Antill’s role is now set to be expansive. He will apply his expertise in creative thinking to bolster the consultancy and products & services of R/GA. “Kieran combines a rare mix of skills, with a real passion for collaboration and driving work that challenges conventions,” said Seamus Higgins, Chief Creative Officer at R/GA Asia Pacific. “We’re incredibly excited to have him join us.”

Michael Titshall, Managing Director of R/GA Australia, added: “His appointment is reflective of our ambition to help clients extract greater results by applying creativity more holistically to their business.”

R/GA is a multifaceted consulting firm focused on business and digital transformation, with expertise in consulting, digital advertising, branding, marketing and a number of other business transformation functions.

“It’s a given that R/GA is one of the most innovative companies in the world, but what made me join was their values,” said Antill on his decision. “They are optimistic about the future, passionate about having a positive impact and focused on family and what that means for the next generation – all that really resonated with me. I’m excited to get started.”