OMD’s Aimee Buchanan Tops B&T’s Women In Media Power List For 2018

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Not only did B&T honour the best and brightest females at the Women in Media Awards on Friday night via a number of categories, we once again compiled a list of the most powerful women in the industry.

Starting with 300 names, B&T spent weeks whittling that number down to 30, which was bloody hard, might we add!

After finishing sixth on last year’s Women in Media Power List, OMD Australia chief executive Aimee Buchanan found herself at the top of the list for 2018.

Accepting the accolade, Buchanan gave a special shout out to her supportive husband said she was proud to be setting a positive example for her daughter.

Check out the Women in Media Power List in full below:

  1. Aimee Buchanan – CEO, OMD Australia
  2. Cathy O’Connor – CEO, NOVA Entertainment
  3. Tracey Fellows – CEO and executive director, REA Group
  4. Melinda Geertz – CEO, Leo Burnett Australia
  5. Katie Rigg-Smith – CEO, Mindshare Australasia
  6. Kimberlee Wells – CEO, TBWA\Melbourne and Adelaide
  7. Emily Perrett – managing director, Clemenger BBDO Sydney
  8. Imogen Hewitt – group managing director, Havas Media Australia
  9. Nicola Lewis – chief investment officer, GroupM
  10. Virginia Hyland – founder and principal, Hyland Media
  11. Lesley Edwards – CEO, Ikon Communications
  12. Nickie Scriven – CEO, Zenith Australia
  13. Lizzie Young – group content strategy director, Nine Entertainment Co.
  14. Kirsty Muddle – owner and founding partner, Cummins&Partners
  15. Fiorella Di Santo – general manager of publishing, Bauer Media Australia
  16. Julia Zaetta – editor, Better Homes & Gardens
  17. Nicole Taylor – CEO, McCann Australia
  18. Edwina McCann – editor-in-chief, Vogue Australia
  19. Melissa Fein – CEO, Initiative Australia
  20. Fiona Johnston – CEO, UM Australia
  21. Nicole Byers – editor, The Australian Women’s Weekly
  22. Lorraine Jokovic – CEO, LOUD
  23. Monique Macleod – CMO, Commonwealth Bank
  24. Stephanie Tully – executive manager of group brand and marketing/CMO, Qantas
  25. Mia Freedman – co-founder and content director, Mamamia
  26. Megan Brownlow – partner, PwC Australia
  27. Sunita Gloster – CMO Advisory, PwC Australia
  28. Kieran Moore – chair, opr/CEO of PR and PA, WPP AUNZ
  29. Kim Portrate – CEO, ThinkTV Australia
  30. Dee Madigan – owner and executive creative director, Campaign Edge

And to find out who took home which gong at this year’s Women in Media Awards, click here.



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