Wilmont arrived at Chiel following three years as chief idea architect at People, Ideas & Culture. Prior to that, he spent three years as creative director and strategy director at Naked Communications and two years as executive creative director at Draftfcb in London. That followed nearly a decade in New York, first as creative director at Euro RSCG and then as executive creative director and managing partner at kbs+, a role he held for six years.
“Cheil has changed from a 60 person studio, to a 200 person creative company in the past four years,” Wilmont said in a statement. “It’s been an exhilarating ride, but it’s now time for someone else to continue the journey.”
Matt Pye, Cheil UK’s vice president and chief operating officer, added that Wilmont would be leaving to “move on to other opportunities” and that the agency “would like to thank him for his tireless efforts and wish him the very best in the future.” Cheil UK is currently searching for a replacement to fill the executive creative director role.