Spirkovski will take up the newly created ECD role in August. He will report to Luke Nathans, CEO for Iris Asia Pacific. According to Nathans, the new appointment is part of an ongoing move to bolster iris’ management team in an effort to increase growth in the Australian market. He confirmed that more senior appointments will be announced later in the year.
“The Australian team have had a fantastic run of success over the past 12 months," nathans added. "We have won plenty of big pitches, and produced some fantastic work for our existing clients. But we’re ambitious—the challengers who aspire to be extraordinary.”
The agency’s current clients include Shell, adidas, the City of Sydney and Diageo.
Spirkovski has more than 100 awards to his credit, including aTitanium and back-to-back Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions at Cannes. Prior to joining Droga5 in 2011, he led Clemenger BBDO Sydney as joint ECD from 2009 to 2011, where he added US$110 million in new business by bringing on board new clients Virgin, Hungry Jack's and Foxtel, according to Iris Sydney.