Stephen Forth joins AKQA’s Auckland studio, where he takes on the responsibility of General Manager, building client relationships and developing the studio culture.
Stephen has more than 18 years of experience in the digital industry. Prior to joining AKQA, he held managing director and managing partner roles leading digital efforts to drive brand strategy on both the agency and client sides. Stephen’s management and leadership style along with his transformative approach to delivery provide him with unique insight into consumer needs, market opportunities and organisational success strategies large and small.
Brian Vella, Managing Partner of AKQA Asia Pacific: “We’re very excited to have someone of Stephen’s experience and calibre join the New Zealand team. Stephen’s strengths will help build on the momentum of our Auckland studio with our clients. It’s terrific to have Stephen’s vision and leadership in our management group.”
On his appointment, Stephen said: “I am honoured to lead the Auckland studio and work with its talented team, and to partner with many of the world’s most prestigious brands. AKQA’s Auckland studio creates essential products and services for clients in an environment that encourages learning and career development, and I am committed to being a champion for our forward-thinking clients to create meaningful experiences that people love.”