Leo Burnett promotes Stacey Karayannis to creative director

Leo Burnett Australia names Stacey Karayannis creative director

Andy Fergusson: “Over many years, she’s proven to be extremely talented and creatively ambitious.”

Leo Burnett Australia has promoted associate creative director Stacey Karayannis to the position of creative director in Melbourne.

Karayannis joined the ad industry after graduating from AWARD School, becoming part of the Publicis-owned creative agency in 2015 as an art director. Since then, she has worked with clients including Diageo, HBF, and Vitasoy.

During her tenure in the industry, she has earned recognition for her work as a One Club Next Creative Leader and at awards such as the Clios, One Show, and Spikes.

“We’re thrilled to give Stacey this well-deserved promotion to creative director,” said Leo Burnett Australia chief creative officer, Andy Fergusson.

“Over many years, she’s proven to be extremely talented and creatively ambitious. And perhaps more importantly, she really cares about the people and culture of the agency. I’m excited to see her grow as she moves into this new role.”

Speaking of her new role, Karayannis commented: “I have been lucky to have worked with some brilliant humans during my time at Leo Burnett. Going full circle, I hope I can pass some of that brilliance on. I look forward to creating more great work with the team.”

Fergusson was appointed chief creative officer in January, at the same time Julia Sheehan was announced as Melbourne general manager. Additionally, Marijke Spain was promoted from associate creative director to creative director.

This shift came as previous Melbourne general manager, Kate Silver, announced her departure after eight years in the role.

Karayannis’ appointment further follows Leo Burnett’s April announcement of three new creative hires: Lenna Boland as group creative director, and James Beswick and Rowan Foxcroft as associate creative directors.

See also:
Leo Burnett announces hires, appoints Lenna Boland as Group CD
Leo Burnett Australia announces key leadership changes amid departure of Melbourne GM Kate Silver

Top Image: Stacey Karayannis

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