Toronto - Saatchi & Saatchi Canada has announced that Brett Channer is stepping down from his post as Chairman and Executive Creative Director.
Commenting on his eight years at Saatchi, Channer notes: "It's been fun, challenging, crazy, invigorating, full of energy and accomplishments. We literally reinvented a company. But that begged the question for me of what is next. I have always been one to put myself in uncomfortable situations - account guy to planner, to writer, to ECD, to CEO, to Chairman. My craft has always improved when I do this. So it is time for me to do it again. I am now working with the Saatchi network to decide what that next uncomfortable, outrageous thing might be."
Creative Directors Helen Pak and Brian Sheppard have been promoted to the positions of Co-Executive Creative Directors. They will report to Stuart Payne, President & CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Canada.
"We thank Brett for his many contributions in transforming Saatchi & Saatchi Canada into the Agency it is today," said Payne. He added: "I have great confidence in the fact that we are starting an exciting new chapter with the appointment of an award-winning team. Their modern participation ideas are rooted in SISOMO and will allow us to create deep connections."