Longtime employee, former MD of Howorth, and current chief operating officer Graham White will be leaving opr.
Since joining the WPP-owned agency in 2000, White has held a range of senior roles across the Ogilvy PR business. He first joined business and technology communications firm Howorth in 2000 and became joint MD in 2005. During his time running Howorth, White was joint-MD of Pulse for 18 months from 2007 to early 2009 and played a key role in establishing and leading Ogilvy PR’s Social@Ogilvy practice from 2009-2013.
White also made an important contribution across the region and worldwide, partnering with Ogilvy’s global and regional technology practice. White was appointed to the position of COO for opr In February this year.
opr CEO Richard Brett said: “This year has forced many businesses to rethink and reset. As we work on our business plans and start to look ahead, we recognise that we need to reshape our agency around growing client needs, key growth areas and our people. As part of this we have had to look at our existing roles and operating structure and rethink what that looks like for 2021 and beyond.
“Sadly, as part of this restructure, we say goodbye to our valuable and trusted colleague Graham.
“Graham is a trusted advisor to so many clients and is a true people person. He is fiercely loved by his teams and always makes the time for people and can be counted on for his quick-witted British sense of humour. Many people within the business have known and worked with Graham for a long time so please join me in thanking him for his loyalty, commitment, passion and support for this business over more than two decades. We wish him every success in the future,” concluded Brett.
Commenting on the news, White said: “After more than two decades in the business, it’s with a heavy heart that this journey ends. I leave with so many great memories and triumphs and am proud of the achievements and successes the agency has afforded me over all these years. I’ve had the privilege of working with so many great people, past and present, and now look forward to the next chapter in my career.”
Please login with linkedin to commentopr
Swinburne University of Technology has launched a series of Bootcamp Graduate Certificate courses, developed in partnership with FourthRev. The courses, an Australian-first, will upskill career changers and provide students the capabilities required to thrive in the digital economy. They are available on-campus and through its online arm, Swinburne Online. Alongside completing projects which will emulate […]
PayPal has partnered with Welcome to Country, Australia’s first Indigenous-led not-for-profit marketplace, which showcases businesses that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Welcome to Country launched in 2019, providing an online platform for Indigenous experience providers across tours, day treks, scenic flights, bush food, festivals, art and cultural experiences. When the pandemic hit, the […]
Former liberal politician and female icon Julie Bishop has further cemented her celebrity status by scoring her very own Barbie doll. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Barbie creators Mattel, created the Barbie doll in Bishop’s likeness to honour her achievements. Unfortunately, the Julie Bishop Barbie won’t be for sale. Instead, the one-off doll was […]
Full-service digital marketing agency Whitehat Agency has launched its new website and branding, with the end-to-end project delivered by its own team of experienced in-house website designers, developers and UX specialists. After a challenging 2020, Whitehat Agency has experienced a very positive 2021 to date, onboarding nine new clients including The Dog Mum, Handpicked Wines, Compost […]
Award-winning house and land provider, Thrive Homes has launched a new brand campaign to encourage homebuyers worried about the complicated process of building a new home to say 'no' to stress and 'yes' to an efficient, more affordable new home without compromising quality by making 'The Clever Choice' and choosing Thrive.
Fast-growing fintech startup DiviPay has announced the appointment of one of Australia’s most influential and reputable public figures in the accounting world, Trent McLaren, as its head of accounting. The move will enable Divipay to expand its reach into the accounting industry, with the aim of growing its business customer base. DiviPay, Australia’s first virtual […]
Independent agency Adhesive has been appointed the public relations agency of record in Australia for the Domain Group, a leading property technology and services marketplace. The appointment will see Adhesive support PR & communications and campaign media activity for Domain, across consumer, corporate and B2B market remits. Adhesive will work closely with Domain’s in-house communications, […]
Sean Szeps is a gay father and a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community who believes he does not know enough about those within his community that have different gender and sexual identities to his own. Feeling compelled to explore the unique experiences of every member of the community, Szeps’ new podcast, Come Out Wherever […]