Newly created role will oversee group’s consultancy offering.
TOKYO - John Woodward, who has been global planning director for Publicis Worldwide for more than seven years, will be taking up the post of chief strategy officer for McCann Erickson Japan and McCann Worldgroup Japan on April 1.
SHANGHAI - Following a 10-year stint running M&C Saatchi China, the last part as CEO, Angela Hsu has founded AH&A with Robert Phelps, who was chief strategy officer at the 4A agency.
SINGAPORE - Tai Kam Leong, former head of strategic planning at NagaDDB Malaysia, has moved to DDB Singapore as chief strategy officer and managing director of Rapp Singapore.
SEOUL - Aegis Media North Asia has appointed Claire Taylor-Rowe as chief strategy officer, effective immediately.
SYDNEY - Rob Pyne will be joining media communications agency Initiative as chief strategy officer from News Digital Media, where he is currently heading client media strategy. He will start work at Initiative Sydney on 23 April.
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