GOVT boosts creative department with ex-DDB, iris creatives

Independent creative agency GOVT Singapore has made several senior creative hires.

Ex-deputy creative director at iris Singapore Tim Chan has been appointed as creative director (pictured right).
Based in Singapore, Chan will report directly to Aaron Koh, partner and group creative director.

At iris Singapore, Chan worked on global and regional clients such as Tiger, Philips, Shell, Audi, Nestlé, Heineken and Diageo. He was also responsible for driving the Tiger Street Football global activation platform. Chan also previously served as associate creative group head at DDB Singapore, and as senior copywriter at McCann Erickson Malaysia, working on the likes of McDonalds, Proton, Coca-Cola, DiGi and Nespray, amongst others.

Ashlynn Sum (pictured middle) has been appointed as creative group head and will lead creatives for the agency's key clients. She joins from Leo Burnett Singapore, where she worked on regional P&G brands such as SK-II and Tide. Ashlynn reports to Chan in GOVT Singapore.

Anand Daniel (pictured left) joins GOVT Singapore’s accounts department as group account manager from TribalDDB Singapore. Daniel joins the agency with key FMCG experience, previously working on the local and regional Unilever portfolio of brands including Clear, Sunsilk, Dove, Lipton and Cornetto. He reports to group managing sirector, Leon Lai.

GOVT debuted in December 2012, and recently opened another office in Malaysia. The agency currently works on clients such as Airbnb, Tourism Malaysia, Nescafé, DBS, Chivas Regal, Martell, Absolut Vodka, The Glenlivet, Mumm Champagnes, LASALLE College of The Arts, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, Ice Mountain, Oishi Green Tea, Nippon Paint, and A+E Network’s Lifetime and History Channel. The agency has a combined headcount of 30 for both Singapore and Malaysia.