Hamish McLennan joins Y&R
1 April, 2002
Young & Rubicam Inc. announced today that Hamish McLennan is joining the company as CEO of Y&R Australia/New Zealand, responsible for all of the Y&R Advertising and Impiric agencies in the region. Arun Nanda, Co-Chairman of DY&R and Impiric in Asia/Pacific, stated: "We are delighted to have Hamish join us. He is a dynamic leader. Not only is he passionately dedicated to his clients, he is masterful at building, supporting and inspiring great agency teams."
Mike Dolan, Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Inc. added, "The most important decisions we make are about people. They are the heart of our business. As we build the next generation of Young & Rubicam leaders, Hamish is a wonderful addition to our team," he said.
McLennan joins Y&R from George Patterson Bates, where he has spent the past 17 years. He trained in every area of the agency, before pursuing a career in Account Management. In 1994, he moved to Bates Hong Kong, where he served as International Client Services Director. Two years later, he relocated to their Sydney office, where he was named Group Account Director and ran the Optus Communications account, the largest account residing at a single agency in Australia.
In 1998, McLennan was promoted to Managing Director, George Patterson Bates Melbourne. At age 32, he was the youngest person to take on that role in the history of the agency. Last year, he added National Managing Director to his responsibilities.