Collective ID bids Davenport farewell
Collective ID has issued a statement on the departure of John Davenport from the agency.
Advertising industry’s long-time award-winning servant, founder and executive creative director of Collective ID, John Davenport, has advised the Board of his decision to resign from the agency at the end of September this year for a well-deserved sabbatical.
Reflecting on his decision, Davenport said it had been a long, incredible and rewarding journey spanning more than 14 years with Collective ID.
“I am leaving the agency in incredibly capable hands of Brenda Khumalo and Qingqile ‘WingWing’ Mdlulwa. As a management team, we worked hard over the past two years to turn the business around such that today we have 40 employees. That is a clear demonstration of how strong the current management team is,” he added.
“I will miss our valued employees, who have been instrumental in our turnaround, and clients at Collective ID for their continued support. It has been an honour to work with them,” Davenport said.
Speaking on behalf of the Board and Davenport’s colleagues, Collective ID Managing Director Brenda Khumalo, said Davenport’s departure was a bittersweet moment for the agency.
“We are disappointed because John has been an important part of the business since the beginning and in the industry for many years. At the same time, we are happy for him to take a well-deserved rest as he maps out a new chapter in his life. Collective ID and WPP are grateful for his contribution and wish him all the best on his journey,” Khumalo concluded.
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