Iris Singapore has appointed Andy Cairns as Managing Director.
Cairns (pictured) has held leadership roles at some of the most seminal agencies in London, Melbourne and New York including M&C Saatchi, Havas, BBH and FCB Inferno.
He brings with him extensive experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams across sectors for some of the world’s leading brands. Cairns will report to Steve Bell, European CEO.
Cairns commented: “I’ve always admired the way Iris refuses to conform to the labels most agencies use to define themselves. Iris embodies all that is progressive within the industry and has been delivering impactful ideas for forward-thinking clients for some 20 years now. The breadth and quality of the work is refreshing and I’m looking forward to contributing to the success the team is already delivering.”
Current MD John (pictured above), will head up Iris Future Strategy in APAC, a new global, strategic discipline focused on navigating the long-term transformational shifts that will impact and enable businesses to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Iris Future Strategy will combine deep foresight, strategic modelling, speculative design and creativity as tools to accelerate the delivery of long-term competitiveness. John will report to Ben Essen, Global Chief Strategy Officer.
APAC Regional CEO, Luke Nathans, commented, “At Iris we believe that standing still is about the most dangerous thing that a business can do. Already in 2020, we’ve seen a huge amount of change and disruption in the world around us. Therefore, it’s incredibly important that we have the right people and skill sets to help our clients navigate these dynamic times.
“Andy is a fantastic guy and a very experienced leader. Having Andy join us reflects our continued focus on delivering world-class solutions for our people and our clients, regardless of discipline, bias or boundaries.”
“Sorcha has a razor-sharp understanding of what modern businesses and brands need to succeed. This next evolution in her career, is testament to her progressive, forward-thinking approach to the industry and her ongoing success at Iris.”