Tim Jones has been named EVP, executive creative director for McCann Health New York. He joins from Area 23, an FCB Health Network agency, where he was SVP group creative director. Prior to that, he held senior creative roles at Havas Lynx (Europe), Langland (U.K.) and Boomtown (South Africa). Part South African and part British, Jones helped two of his former roosts win Agency of the Year at Cannes Lions in the past three years.
“Tim epitomizes the best of everything that we have been looking for in our important executive creative director role at McCann Health New York. He shares our philosophy of pushing for work that makes a difference and I know that he will absolutely drive work that does exactly that and we are lucky to have him,” said June Laffey, chief creative officer of McCann Health New York.
Jones related, “A few years ago I got the chance to work with McCann Health in London as a freelancer, and I saw a glimpse into a network that is a real creative powerhouse within the industry. Since then they’ve made some amazing hires and continually created work that I wish I had made myself. So it goes without saying that I’m very excited to be joining the McCann Health family in New York.”
“I’m thrilled to have an enviable creative leader like Tim join the network and be part of our team,” said
Matt Eastwood, global CCO of McCann Health, described Jones as “an enviable creative leader” who is “known for his conceptual ability” and “amazing eye for craft.”
Jones has served as chair and judge on some of the world’s biggest health advertising juries, including Health & Wellness president for the London International Awards, and executive jury member at the New York Festival’s Global Awards.
In his home town in South Africa, Jones has been the recipient of the Nelson Mandela Business Chamber’s “Top 40 under 40” recognition.