WPP AUNZ today announced a further strengthening of the Ogilvy brand, with the formation of the Ogilvy Australia Network. By closely partnering Ogilvy brand strategy and creative with opr’s PR and Communications alongside Ogilvy Health, the new formed Ogilvy AU Network will offer a stronger, more simplified and more integrated offer across the region.
Specifically focusing upon technology and innovation offers the Ogilvy AU Network opportunities to unlock a broader range of creative data-driven and technology-enabled solutions for clients.
Leading the Ogilvy AU Network is a newly created executive team, working closely alongside with WPP AUNZ and Ogilvy’s global leadership:
- Sally Kissane has been promoted to CEO Ogilvy Agency, following David Fox who was recently named CEO for Ogilvy MENA. Sally most recently served as Managing Director for Ogilvy Australia.
- Richard Brett, current opr CEO, expands his role as CEO for Ogilvy PR and Ogilvy Health
- Jason Davey, currently Head of Experience Technology, will lead Ogilvy’s Innovation and Experience businesses, becoming Chief Experience and Innovation Officer for the Ogilvy AU Network.
- Dave Sayer, currently Chief Operations & Talent Officer at Ogilvy Australia and Chief Operations Officer for WPP AU’s Creative Agencies, broadens his remit as Chief Operations Officer for the Ogilvy AU Network.
This is a consistent move with the global brand vision of Ogilvy, and a consequent further step in WPP AUNZ’s strategy of empowering world-class creativity and technology.
Jens Monsees, CEO of WPP AUNZ, said: “I am excited to announce Ogilvy AU as one of the strongest networks in the region, key to WPP AUNZ’s strong portfolio of brands. I am especially delighted that we were able to appoint the new leadership team from our strong internal talent pool.
“I’d like to congratulate Sally, Jason, Richard and Dave on their new roles, and take the opportunity to thank outgoing David Fox for the strong foundations created in order to enable us to continue to grow and evolve the business in this way.”
Andy Main, Global CEO of Ogilvy, said: “Australia is critical to Ogilvy’s ability to be the best creative partner and platform for growth on the planet. I’m confident the Ogilvy AU Network, led by these creative and innovative leaders, will continue delivering big ideas and modern solutions that drive value for our clients across Australia.”