Stephanie Nerlich has been appointed as President & CEO of Grey Canada, replacing Ann Nurock, Grey Canada’s President & CEO since 2008, who has decided to leave the agency for opportunities outside advertising in Canada.
Nerlich joined Grey Canada from Lowe Roche where she has served as President & CEO since October 2008. She led a portfolio of premium brands including Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle Purina, Audi, Miele, Mackenzie Investments, Canadian Tire, Crystal Head Vodka, Bento Nouveau and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
Prior to Lowe Roche, Nerlich spent more than 11 years with BBDO Canada, ultimately becoming Senior Vice President and Executive Managing Director. Nerlich began her career as Marketing Manager at Fidelity Investments before entering account management at The Wolf Group and later J. Walter Thompson and Ammirati Puris Lintas.
Nerlich, graduate of the University of Western Ontario, is a founding board member of the Ad Women of Toronto.
Grey Canada is a unit of Grey, the advertising network of Grey Group, a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).