Founding partners of Archibald Williams, Stuart Archibald and Bram Williams, have announced the promotion of Kiranpreet Kaur (lead image) to managing director.
Previously head of client & strategic services at AW, Kaur’s history with the agency is from as far back as 2016, with her most recently having rejoined in January 2020.
A Canadian by birth, Kaur has spent most of her career in Australia, and largely with independent agencies. Her career has seen her to be an active voice in the industry – not only through her place on agency Leadership Teams but through her regular commentary and passion around subjects including strategy, leadership and diversity. And she has been at the forefront of market-first strategies and campaigns for clients including Citibank, Cancer Council and more.
“Anyone who works with Kiran will say she helps drive their motivation at work, no matter their role. You don’t have to be her direct report to feel like you’re part of her team. Big picture thinking isn’t just a cliché with her – it’s practical. And of course, it helps that strategy is in her DNA,” said Stuart Archibald.
“Kiran’s mastery is of balance – between empathy and discipline in her leadership, or between BAU and growth. She also easily manages the balance between old and new – respecting the wisdom of long-term experience, while being openminded to the needs, technologies and culture of new generations. She’s perfect for this position and for the future of the agency,” added Bram Williams.
“Archibald Williams has been my second family and the place where I fell in love with strategy. The opportunity to be able to play a role in the future of the agency – from business to culture to our outputs for clients – is incredibly rewarding and energising. I’m grateful to Stu and Bram for always having given me a seat at the table and hearing me out, and for their trust in me for this opportunity. Big things are coming, and I can’t wait to grow with this shop!” Kaur said.
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