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The Gate has hired Alistair Ross as Creative Partner, to complete their senior management team in London.
Ross joins from Draft FCB where he headed up the creative department, awarded at Creative Circle, Kinsale Sharks and D&AD this year. Previously, he enjoyed an award-winning career at Lowe, VCCP and Publicis where he was responsible for the acclaimed Army campaign.
Luke Mugliston, Chief Executive, said: “Alistair is a sensational creative talent and a transformative leader of people. He has a natural business acumen and an inspiring vision of the future that our clients and our people will love.”
Alistair Ross said, “I need to be around people who believe in great work. Luke and Christy are changing The Gate into a place that will deliver that for clients.”
Tim Lindsay, Chairman of The Gate Worldwide said, “Alistair’s arrival completes our management team in London and is the latest in a number of senior hires we’ve made recently around the world to boost our talent pool and profile”.
Christy Stewart-Smith, formerly Head of Group Marketing Strategy at Aviva and Board Planner at AMV BBDO, joined six months ago as Managing Director of The Gate London; Tom Kao, ex-head of Y&R Asia head joined as CEO of the The Gate’s offices across Asia and Michael Dee, voted “Greater China Creative of the Year” in 2010, joined as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of The Gate Greater China, from DDB.
The past 12 months has seen The Gate put on a string of new business across multiple sectors, including Diabetes UK, Lebara Mobile, Tabasco, Billington’s, Allinson’s Flour, PMI, Franklin Templeton, Aviva Investors, and the government’s Skills Funding Agency.
A selection of Alistair Ross’ work can be found at www.alistairross.com