Stephen Mangham, partner at manghamgaxiola mcgarrybowen Singapore has left the agency four years after the integration of manghamgaxiola and mcgarrybowen. Dentsu has confirmed the move to Marketing, and Rosalynn Tay, will oversee his duties in the interim.
The statement also added that Mangham will be pursuing a consulting opportunity back in his home country, the UK. The statement said, “On the back of a successful collaboration resulting in the pitch success of the M1 business, Dentsu Aegis Network Singapore has brought both Dentsu and manghamgaxiola mcgarrybowen closer by co-locating the staff”.
Dentsu added that manghamgaxiola mcgarrybowen will continue to provide creative communications services for all mcgarrybowen global network clients, and also work together with Dentsu to foster greater synergies on joint client opportunities. Meanwhile, mcgarrybowen’s offices in Greater China, Hong Kong and India are not impacted by this change and will remain to work separately to Dentsu.
Manghamgaxiola mcgarrybowen is part of the Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), which first made an initial 20% investment into Singapore-based creative agency Mangham Gaxiola in 2015 to help expand the mcgarrybowen brand into Singapore. Prior to the investment, the agency was known as Mangham Gaxiola, and was headed by both Mangham and Robert Gaxiola, who also left the agency mid last year. The duo broke off from Ogilvy in 2012 where Mangham held the role of group chairman of Ogilvy and Gaxiola was ECD.
Most recently, Dentsu Aegis Network also appointed Takaki Hibino as executive chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific, as regional lead Nick Waters looks to move to London to take on the role of executive chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network UK and Ireland. Both roles will be effective from February 2019. Hibino’s experience spans over 35 years at Dentsu Inc. during this time he managed major global clients such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Shiseido, and was appointed executive officer of Dentsu Inc. in 2014.