His departure ends a 10-year stint at DDB London. During his tenure he has worked across clients including Volkswagen, Marmite, Budweiser and The Guardian.
In 2008 his VW print ad 'Cops' picked up Gold at both Cannes and the Eurobest awards, while last year saw him create the award winning 'Singing dog' spot for the car brand.
The Melbourne-born creative replaces Mike O'Sullivan and will report into the agency's recently appointed chief executive Nicola Bell.
He will work across Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand's roster of clients, which includes Toyota, Westpac, Telecom New Zealand and Sanyo.
Ian Rowden, the chairman and chief executive of Saatchi & Saatchi Asia Pacific, said: "Dylan is a world class creative talent whose awards were garnered for work that essentially solved big client problems.
"Nicky and Dylan make a dream team that will maintain our long standing tradition of game changing creativity."