MediaCom Nabs Former Publicis CFO For Role As Commercial Director

MediaCom Nabs Former Publicis CFO For Role As Commercial Director

MediaCom Australia has appointed Stephen Meares as commercial director.

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Previously the chief financial officer for Publicis Mojo from 2010 – 2015, Meares joins MediaCom as commercial director where his main objective will be to manage and develop the financial and commercial product for MediaCom Australia. Meares will report directly to Mark Heap (acting CEO MediaCom Australia) and Jeff Hunt, GroupM Australia CFO, and during his tenure will ensure the delivery of best in class financial reporting and commercial growth nationally.

With a proven track record in creation of innovative commercial solutions, Mark Heap, CEO MediaCom APAC and acting MediaCom Australia CEO, said of his appointment, “We are very pleased to welcome Stephen into the MediaCom family and are looking forward to benefiting from his extensive knowledge and experience. We are focussed on attracting and securing the brightest talent, and I’m in no doubt that he will be a popular and valuable new member of our agency leadership team.”

Meares said of his appointment, “MediaCom is an iconic agency and I am really looking forward to assisting the team and bringing a fresh perspective to the commercial side of the business.”

MediaCom also strengthens its commercial product with the appointment of Dean Rawnsley as commercial manager. Rawnsley has a number of years experience in the commercial and finance world of advertising, having started his career at GPY&R, and more recently working at Dentsu and Publicis.

Meares begins his appointment with the Content & Connections agency on Thursday 25th June, with Rawnsley’s tenure effective immediately.