Dominic Stallard (pictured), chief creative officer at Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore, has departed the role. In a statement to Marketing confirming the move, Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore revealed that Stallard will be replaced by Clinton Manson.
Manson takes on the role of executive creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore, handling the agency’s regional and local accounts. He returns to Singapore after a stint at Saatchi & Saatchi in London, where he was global creative director since 2014. He reports to Kate Stanners, global chief creative officer of Saatchi & Saatchi, and Lou Dela Pena, CEO of Publicis Communications Singapore. He will also work closely with Rosalind Lee, GM of Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore
“We want to thank Stallard for his hard work and uncompromising attention to craft over the past five years. We wish him well for the next chapter,” Lee said.
Stallard first joined Saatchi & Saatchi as executive creative director in April 2014 from Lowe Singapore, where he was chief creative officer. During his time at Saatchi & Saatchi, he served on the agency’s Worldwide Creative Board. The board is tasked to collectively create the agency’s creative culture and direction across the globe. His career in advertising has spanned over two decades
Before Saatchi & Saatchi, Stallard held the role of CCO at Lowe Singapore for four years, where he was also a regional ECD for Unilever Asia and global ECD for Oralcare, according to his LinkedIn. He also held the role as chief creative officer & regional ECD (Unilever Asia) at Lowe Bangkok from 2007 to 2010.
Meanwhile, Manson held the role of global creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi London since 2014, leading the creative direction of client Head & Shoulders (P&G), according to his LinkedIn. Before that, he was ECD at JWT Thailand and he held the role of chief creative officer of Lowe Singapore and executive creative director for Unilever’s Asian brand.
“It brings me great pleasure to announce Clinton Manson as ECD of Saatchi Singapore. He has an impeccable track record in the region and has returned from Saatchi London to take on the role. He will strengthen the talents of our young and hungry creative department to lead the creative ambition of our clients,” Lee added.
In April this year, Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore appointed Rosalind Lee as general manager. Lee was tasked with day-to-day management, brand leadership and expansion of the agency’s client portfolio together with Stallard. She replaced Celevel Butler, who left in November last year and joined as managing partner of Edelman. Prior to the appointment, Lee was in AMV-London working on brands such as Sainsbury, British Telecom, FedEx and Virgin.
In May, the agency saw the exit of its client services director Sidhaesh Subrah, who held the role since February 2016 last year, according to his LinkedIn. Subrah has since taken up the role as managing director and partner at independent creative agency Keko Singapore.