Tom Dery is stepping down as worldwide chairman of M&C Saatchi Network after nine years. He will stay as chairman of M&C Saatchi Australia.
Dery, a former client at Quantas and Ansett, founded the M&C business in Australia, Asia and the US West coast. He was also a founder of Australia’s Campaign Palace and Whybin Dery & Barnes which became TBWA Australia.
Maurice Saatchi (left with Dery) says: “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.”
Dery says: “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.”