M&C Saatchi founder Tom Dery is stepping down as worldwide chairman of the network. He founded the Australian office in 1995. Dery will remain as chairman of M&C Saatchi Australia.
“Tom Dery is a legend in advertising and deservedly so. He is the creator of many highly successful and respected companies in our network. We are proud and privileged to have shared in his historic personal achievements,” said Maurice Saatchi, co-founder, M&C Saatchi.
In his 19-year tenure at the group, Dery has founded the Australian, Asian and West Coast US businesses. Throughout his duration as worldwide chairman, Dery played an integral role in launching the campaign for ACRF on World Cancer Day. Most recently spearheaded the global launch of AIME Mentoring.
“I’m delighted to be continuing to work with the Australian business and doing everything I can to assist Jaimes Leggett and his management team. The past nine years as worldwide chairman and thirteen years as Chairman of Asia Pacific have allowed me to establish and nurture some very dear relationships with our clients and people,” said Tom Dery, chairman, M&C Saatchi Australia.