AKQA’s international creative director Duan Evans resigns following suspension

Duan Evans, former international creative director for AKQA

AKQA’s international creative director Duan Evans has left the agency following the initiation of an internal disciplinary process.

In 2014, Evans, a long-time employee of the business, was promoted to the role of international creative director, based in London, following the agency's acquisition by WPP a couple of years prior.

The agency declined to comment on the nature of the reason for Evan’s suspension and his subsequent departure.

A spokesperson for AKQA however confirmed to The Drum: “Duan Evans resigned with immediate effect from AKQA during a disciplinary process and while he was suspended from the business.“

The departure of Evans comes just months after Wayne Deakin left his role as executive creative director in London, leaving Evans to lead the London studio with the help of executive creative director, Masaya Nakade.

Nakade, who has been with the agency for 13 years, will continue to lead as ECD.

Recently, AKQA has been staffing up its US and European presence as it has seen more growth outside of the UK in recent months.

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