McCann Worldgroup Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Riley to the newly created position of Executive Creative Director for McCann Health Canada. Bringing 20 years with the network to the table, most recently serving as ECD for McCann Health Singapore, Sean has held creative leadership roles in Southeast Asia, North Asia and Australia. He will continue to serve as a member of the award-winning network’s global Creative Leadership Council.
“Sean epitomizes everything we were looking for in our new ECD, including strong healthcare credentials and someone who could lead a creative team as large as ours,” said Neill Brown, Managing Director, McCann Health Canada. “We created Sean’s position in light of our recent growth and our ambition to elevate healthcare communications in Canada – so we are thrilled that he agreed to return to his native Canada!”
Adds Matt Eastwood, Global CCO of McCann Health, “Sean is accomplished and passionate, and never willing to settle for anything but the best. He has brought creative success to the McCann Health network at every office he has led. He’s exactly the type of leader we were looking for in Canada.”
“After 25 years away, I’m beyond excited to be returning home to Canada,” said Sean Riley, Executive Creative Director, McCann Health Canada. “I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned, to help take an incredibly smart and talented team to new heights.”
Sean is a highly sought-after judge in the health communications industry, having served on some of the world’s biggest health advertising juries, including Cannes, Clio Health and SPIKES Asia – and has just been named to the jury for Strategy Magazine’s Marketing Awards for 2020. In acknowledgement of the increasing impact of healthcare clients and brands, Strategy has added several healthcare awards for the first time this year.