John Murray, executive chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network’s media innovation and investment arm Amplifi, is to retire after eight years at the company.
He will leave the post at the end of July, but will continue working with Dentsu in an advisory role.
Tim Andree, executive chairman and chief executive officer for Dentsu Aegis Network, said: “I want to thank John for the huge impact he has made. His unique vision and approach to our global partnerships and media investment, combined with his strength of leadership, has created real differentiation for our business and value for our clients. He will be greatly missed, but we wish him all the best in this next stage of his life.”
Murray added: “These are never easy decisions, but as we enter the next phase in the evolution of Dentsu, it feels like the right time to step back. I’d like to say a huge thank you - to my colleagues, to our partners and to the countless others who have made my time here so rewarding. Tim has a fantastic vision for the future and I wish him – and everyone in the business – the greatest success.”
Murray is retiring to spend time with family, write, and learn to horse ride.
He had held the role since 2011, before that leading the digital division of Mitchell's Comms in Australia, at the time a new acquisition for the Japanese network.