After nine years with Dentsu Aegis Network Simon Ryan resigns as CEO of Australia and NZ

Simon2_Nov_17 LR.JPGAfter nine years with Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), Simon Ryan has resigned as CEO of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) after accepting a senior role outside the network, details of which may be revealed later today.

Ryan will continue to lead the business whilst a global internal and external search is underway to identify a replacement for the CEO role. A final departure date will be agreed to in due course.
Ryan was appointed CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network in ANZ in February 2016, after holding leadership roles within Carat for seven years.
Nick Waters, CEO APAC, DAN said, "During his time Simon has driven extensive change for the Group, positively impacting culture, collaboration and commercial performance. I thank Simon for the leadership he has shown throughout his time with Dentsu Aegis Network, and wish him all the best for the future."
Ryan said, "My time at Dentsu Aegis Network has been an exceptionally rewarding and satisfying experience. I have worked and collaborated with great people to perform challenging and inspiring work, to grow the business and triple its size, over the past nine years. It's now time for me to embrace the next challenge in my life and focus on a different business. Ahead of my departure I will remain focused on our people and clients, and continue to deliver on the ambitious ANZ plan." 

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