Chiquita is Managing Partner at DDB Sydney and has led the Westpac account for the last two years. She admittedly enjoys the nature of financial services and navigating the complexity within a creative environment.
Prior to DDB, CK (as she is fondly referred to), was Group Head on Optus at M&C Saatchi where for two years she proved that a demanding Telco is something she could manage in her stride and had a lot of fun doing so. She also worked at Leo Burnett for a year leading accounts like Canon, Colonial First State and ebay. One of her most pivotal career moves was immigrating to Australia in 2009 to take up a role at Lavender. That move was a significant investment into her career and intended to round out her breadth of brand experience to now include an acute understanding of the digital environment, CX and UX.
Before the move to Australia, CK spent eight years at The Jupiter Drawing Room, renowned at the time for being the most creative agency in South Africa. She started out as an Account Manager in 2001 and left in 2009 as the most senior client lead running the agency’s largest and most profitable account. She also enjoyed three 6 month intervals of maternity leave and to this day still credits her bubs as her best work yet.