R/GAâ€™s regional VP ECD Bob Mackintosh is leaving the agency and industry to take time out from the industry in the name of adventure. After two years with the company, heâ€™ll be leaving in late January and taking personal time.
“Weâ€™re sad to see Mackintosh go and more than a little bit envious of his plans, but heâ€™s leaving the creative teams and work in very capable hands,â€ť said R/GA global CEO, Sean Lyons. â€śMackintosh has built and led our creative leadership in the region and done so with wit and grace.â€ť
Founder Bob Greenberg also said, â€śFearlessness and curiosity are two of the qualities that we most cherish in our people, and stepping away from a job you love into the great unknown takes both. Itâ€™s a rare opportunity that Mackintosh has seized, and he leaves with everyoneâ€™s best wishes and an inkling that, as is often the case at R/GA, our paths may converge again in the future.â€ť
In his role Mackintosh looked over markets such as Sydney, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo. He joined R/GA after 11 years at Host Sydney, where he was last ECD, overseeing clients such as Coca-Cola, LEGO, Lion Nathan, IKEA, Virgin Mobile and Air New Zealand.Â Prior to Host, he was digital creative director at Tequila / TBWA Sydney, working on global campaigns for New Line Cinema, Nissan, Absolut and Sony Playstation.