Grey Vancouver names new CD

Former Rethink partner Katie Ainsworth joins the shop to lead the creative product.

Grey Canada’s Vancouver office has named Katie Ainsworth as its new creative director.

The announcement comes on the heals of new client growth, according to a release, including wins for Polygon Homes and Worksafe BC. Most recently, Ainsworth was a creative director and partner at Rethink, and has worked at other agencies including Y&R, TBWA and BBDO in Vancouver, Toronto and San Francisco. She’s worked with a number of brands, includint McDonald’s, Bayer and Clorox, and has picked up hardware at Cannes, Clio and the One Show.

She’ll work across the range of Vancouver clients including the two new ones, as well as BC Mental Health and BC Ferries.

Joining Ainsworth is Maureen Atchison, who will joins as group account director. Most recently, Atchison was a brand manager for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.