Marty O’Halloran was appointed DDB Worldwide Chief Executive Officer in July 2020.
With over 30 years of experience at DDB, Marty brings a deep understanding of the network’s rich history, culture, and people to the role of worldwide CEO. Marty spent nearly 20 years with the network before being named Chairman and CEO of DDB Group Australia and New Zealand in 2005. He also serves as Board Director of the Omnicom Media Group Australia and New Zealand Board and was the Chairman of the Interbrand Australia board. Throughout his career, Marty has been a driver of creativity, talent, and culture for DDB and its clients.
Marty has a deep understanding of client needs, which resulted in the Australia and New Zealand agencies some of the most recognized and awarded agencies in the world. During his time as Chairman and CEO of DDB Group Australia and New Zealand, the region dominated in a variety of Agency of the Year and regional Network of the Year awards including AWARD, Axis, Campaign in addition to international awards including Cannes, One Show, D&AD, Spikes, and Campaign Asia Pacific. Under Marty’s leadership, DDB in Australia and New Zealand has been recognized as the fastest growing international network in the region.
In his role as CEO of DDB Worldwide, Marty will support DDB’s nearly 100 offices across the world.
A former member of the Australia Rowing team, Marty is married to his wife, Deborah, with whom he raised three children.