Ogilvy Australia CEO On The Ogilvy PR Global Board

Ogilvy Australia CEO On The Ogilvy PR Global Board

Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) today announced the formation of its new board, with Australian CEO Kieran Moore named as one of the global board members.

Rebecca Tilly
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The board has two main roles: to advise the CEO and executive committee and to lead in the development of strategies, which are critical to growth, including talent, innovation, and digital. The board will report to Christopher Graves, global chair, Ogilvy PR.

Stuart Smith, Global CEO, Ogilvy PR, announced the appointments: “Chris is one of our industry’s best disruptive thinkers. I know that, under his leadership, the board will have a tangible and positive impact on our strategy. The Board brings together people from a wide variety of backgrounds, demographics and responsibilities. Leveraging a diverse range of skills and talent will generate real value for our people, our clients and our business.”

PR board Chairman, Chris Graves, said, “These appointments are intended for a two-year term, with the exception of the ‘Firebrands,’ who rotate annually. The intention is to keep the board fresh, adding new thinking every year. The opportunity for Ogilvy PR – and for the industry as a whole – is to re-define the role of public relations in the digital marketplace. I’m confident that the extraordinarily talented individuals that we have appointed to the PR board will help us to do just that.

“As David Ogilvy said: ‘Look for people who will aim for the remarkable.’ I know this remarkably creative board will spark fresh collisions of ideas from all over, and new ways to navigate content, social, digital and behavioural sciences to earn influence on behalf of our clients.”

The full list is below.


1 Kathy Baird EVP, Content + Social@Ogilvy DC
2 Michael Briggs EVP, Insights & Strategy Los Angeles
3 Daniel Ch’ng Global Chief Learning Officer Kuala Lumpur
4 Kate Cronin MD, Healthcare New York
5 Bizhan Govindji* Digital Strategist London
6 Saada Hammad Regional Director, MENA Beirut / Dubai
7 Elsa Liu* Director Beijing
8 Marshall Manson CEO, UK London
9 Robyn Massey Global Chief Comms Officer New York
10 Amy Messenger MD, Technology Denver
11 Jamie Moeller MD, Global Public Affairs DC
12 Kieran Moore CEO, Australia Sydney
13 Suresh Raj MD, Global New Business New York
14 Ben Richards WW Chief Strategy Officer, O&M New York
15 Jennifer Risi MD, Media Influence, US New York
16 Brian Smith* VP, Digital Atlanta
17 Selina Teng Co-MD Beijing