REA Group has recruited former Microsoft marketing director Lisa Hickson to lead its Brands, Communications and Insights portfolio.
Hickson takes on the general manager role after holding senior titles at Network Ten Digital Media, Virgin Money and SOCOG.
REA Group CEO Greg Ellis said: ““We undertook an extensive search to fill the role of GM of our Brand, Communications & Insights team and we’re delighted to welcome someone of Lisa’s calibre to the business.
“As well as having worked with some of Australia’s best known brands, Lisa brings a wealth of international experience, having undertaken an MBA at INSEAD in France, worked at Bain & Company in Hong Kong and Time Manager International (TMI) in both Hong Kong and the Philippines.”
Hickson’s joins the network on January 15 2013.