Garbutt started his career at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in South Africa before moving to TBWA\Paris to become its Executive Creative Director, where he produced some of the agency’s most celebrated work for Nissan, Absolut, PlayStation, Canderel and Pedigree. As Global Creative President, Garbutt will oversee the creative direction for TBWA's hallmark global clients including Nissan, McDonalds, Adidas, Pernod Ricard, and more, while also partnering with newly-appointed CEO Rob Schwartz to helm the network’s flagship New York office in the role of Chief Creative Officer. Garbutt will report to Ruhanen and to Worldwide Creative Director, John Hunt. Garbutt, 43, will join TBWA from Ogilvy & Mather East in New York, where he has served as Chief Creative Officer. As CCO, his oversight and leadership spanned all agency disciplines and he is credited with award-winning campaigns for IBM and Coca-Cola. Prior to joining Ogilvy in New York, Garbutt was Chief Creative Officer of the network’s Paris office, where he helped to propel the agency to new creative heights producing global campaigns for Perrier, Louis Vuitton and Google. In 2014, Advertising Age named Garbutt one of the most awarded Chief Creative Officers in the world. He has won nearly 100 Cannes Lions in his career, including three Grand Prix awards, as well as top honors in The One Show, D&AD, Webbys, Clios and Art Director’s Club awards. A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Garbutt began his career in Johannesburg as a Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, where he spent four years working under the tutelage of then-CCO, John Hunt.
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Kyla leads global business development for TBWA Worldwide and is a member of the global executive team. She works with key leaders and offices across the TBWA network to drive growth for the agency, including new business, organic growth, and promoting the network's latest platforms and services. In addition to this role, Kyla continues leading business development for TBWA\Chiat\Day New York. Since joining the New York office in January 2014, she has spearheaded the agency's unprecedented run of new business wins including H&M, NBCUniversal, Travelers, Thomson Reuters, Sport Chek, GoDaddy, Pernod Ricard’s Kenwood Vineyards. Formerly Director of Business Development in Europe for Crispin Porter + Bogusky, she led winning European pitches for Coke Zero, Diesel, Ubisoft, Captain Morgan, and the global Turkish Airlines account. She first began her career at TBWA at the network’s Sydney-based Whybin\TBWA, and gained additional global experience working at both Ogilvy and Saatchi & Saatchi. Kyla is an established industry speaker, having been featured at Advertising Week and Harvard Women in Business events. She also has the distinction of being recognized by the IPA & Campaign’s “Women of Tomorrow.”