The World: Singapore - BBDO Singapore appoints Searle as chairman

Danny Searle has been appointed to the new role of chairman and chief creative officer of BBDO in Singapore as part of efforts to enhance the office's status as the network's Asian hub.

Searle, 46, is moving from Australia, where he is currently the creative director at Clemenger BBDO Sydney.

Searle already has experience of BBDO Asia, having worked as the creative lead on its Visa account. The network was appointed to handle Visa's Olympic brief in December.

Chris Thomas, the chairman of BBDO Asia, said: "This is a great example of leveraging talent across the network to help service our clients better."