Moore says goodbye to Leo Burnett

The agency’s president and CEO is set to step down in March, with CCO Judy John taking on the mandate of agency CEO.

After 24 years at the helm of Leo Burnett Canada, David Moore is stepping down.
Moore joined Leo Burnett on the 7UP account back in 1987, next spending 10 years in the agency’s international network managing the P&G business with postings in Mexico City and Leo’s head office in Chicago. He returned to its Toronto office in 1999, taking on the role of EVP group account director, and was named president and CEO in 2004. As of March 1, 2011, he will be leaving agency life to ‘write a chapter two in life’ and will be replaced by CCO Judy John who will take on the mantle of CEO in addition to her current title.
‘I am extremely proud of what Judy and I have accomplished in partnership over the past years,’ said Moore in a release. ‘On every measure this is a vibrant and healthy agency, whether it be new business growth, the quality of our work, or the quality of people we are able to attract and retain. It is this shared success that gives me great confidence that Judy is the right person to lead the agency moving forward.’
Dom Caruso, former president and CEO at BBDO Canada, will be joining Leo to partner with John as its new president and COO on Feb. 1, 2011.
‘Firstly, I’m looking forward to Dom starting early next year,’ says John. ‘It’s a little early to say what my plans for the agency are moving forward, but suffice it to say that we plan on building on the many strengths we already have in place.’