Global CCO Chris Garbutt Leaves TBWA

After various creative roles at offices around the world, he's pursuing an undisclosed venture

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Chris Garbutt, global chief creative officer for the Omnicom-owned TBWA Worldwide agency network, has left his role to pursue a new venture, the company announced to employees today.

Garbutt, originally from South Africa, began his career there at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and later worked at TBWA\Paris as executive creative director. He then worked at WPP’s Ogilvy network, first as CCO of Ogilvy Paris and later in the same role at Oglivy East in New York.

Returning to TBWA in 2015, Garbutt became CCO of its New York office and was promoted

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