Saatchi & Saatchi Australia have announced Mandie van der Merwe and Avish Gordhan, the multi-award-winning creative duo, as the agency’s new joint Chief Creative Officers. Gordhan and van der Merwe, who have been creative partners for 20 years, have honed their craft across three continents, with their work recognised over 300 times at the biggest award shows in the industry, including D&AD, Cannes Lions, The One Show, Clios and Spikes.
“I am beyond excited to be able to bring Mandie and Avish on board to lead Saatchi & Saatchi’s creative offering. With their unique people skills, strategic prowess, and creative firepower, I can’t wait to see what these two amazingly talented new-world creatives make possible at the intersection of storytelling, data, technology and media,” says Dave Bowman, Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe ANZ.
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