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In a generous gesture that few others would have made, Gavin Levinsohn and his wife are emigrating to Australia so that her children from a previous marriage can be close to their father, an Australian who is returning to his homeland from South Africa. Levinsohn is one of South Africa’s top advertising executives who has brought Ogilvy Cape Town to new levels of excellence, together with executive creative director Chris Gotz, since he took over as CEO.
They are honouring a promise made after she was divorced from her Australian husband but was awarded custody of the t wo boys, aged 5 and 7. She undertook not to separate the children from their father.
“He’s a fantastic father and the children are very close to him,” says Levinsohn, speaking from the Cannes advertising festival. “It was not an easy decision for