Tim Isaac to retire as Chairman Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific

Hong Kong, 3 February 2012 – Tim Isaac will retire as Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific at the end of May 2012, while Paul Heath moves up to take over the helm in his current role as Chief Executive Officer. Isaac’s retirement has been planned for some time and was one of the reasons behind the senior management restructure at the end of 2011.

Tim Isaac“Taking over from Miles Young three years ago and working with Paul to maintain the fantastic momentum of Ogilvy in Asia Pacific has been the proudest and most satisfying period of my career in advertising to date,” said Tim. “Paul is the future and a very bright future it is too. This must be about the smoothest and best planned successions in advertising history. I am looking forward to focusing on the bates brand and continuing to work closely with Paul as he takes over Ogilvy within our ‘one company: two brands’ model.”

Tim Isaac was one of the pioneers of the industry in this region when he arrived 25 years ago and recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Campaign Asia Pacific.

“Effortless on the surface, mad detail behind it all. It’s been a pleasure working with Tim and a valuable learning experience. One couldn’t ask for more from a boss,” said Paul Heath, Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific.

Isaac will continue in his role as Chairman of bates.

Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world.  In Asia Pacific, Ogilvy & Mather won Network of the Year 2011 and Creative Agency Network of the Year 2011 at the annual Campaign Asia Pacific Awards. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing. Ogilvy & Mather services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit www.ogilvy.com.

Contact: Samantha Allen-Burgess
Date: February 03, 2012
Office: Hong Kong