Chairman, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne & Colenso BBDO and CEO Clemenger Group NZ
Jim has a variety of responsibilities within the Clemenger Group Australasia. He is Chairman of both Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Colenso BBDO Auckland, and CEO of the Clemenger Group New Zealand. Combined, he looks after more than half of the group’s assets. Jim has been with the Clemenger Group for 17 years having joined in 1999 after serving 2 years as Managing Director of BBDO Italy. He started his career with BBDO as Managing Director of BBDO Warsaw Group from 1994. He holds a BA from DePauw University and a MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern. Jim has dual citizenship with the US and Australia. He and his partner, Brenda Tocher (former AMV BBDO), and daughter Olivia, live in Melbourne. Jim sits on several arts boards including the Melbourne and Auckland Arts Festivals. He is a mad extreme skier/boarder.