Horizon Communications Names Cathy Osmond As Associate Director, Media & Content

Horizon Communications Names Cathy Osmond As Associate Director, Media & Content

Independent communication agency Horizon Communication Group (Horizon) has announced the appointment of Cathy Osmond (lead image) to the new role of associate director, media & content

Osmond joins Horizon after more than 30 years in journalism, working primarily on News Corp’s major metropolitan newspapers in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. In more than two decades at The Australian, she served in senior roles ranging from Foreign News Editor to Review Editor and most recently Deputy Editor and Lifestyle Editor of The Weekend Australian Magazine. 

“I’m proud to be joining the dynamic team at Horizon, an agency dedicated to working with clients that want to make the world a better place,” said Osmond. “With its new division green Horizon, the agency is bringing its deep experience in sustainability and social impact to the fore at a time of unprecedented challenges – and opportunities – for business, government, community and advocacy groups. It’s a particularly exciting time to be coming on board.”  

Green Horizon builds on the agency’s 30 years’ experience in the sustainability space, with campaigns spanning sustainable packaging, recycling education, renewable energy, international aid, food waste and child protection. Under the leadership of Head of Sustainability Alice Johnson, the division’s mandate is to help people, projects and brands work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a tangible difference to the planet.     

The dedicated division is further strengthened by Horizon’s appointment of public relations industry leader Preya McMahon to the role of head of integrated growth and development. McMahon, who previously owned and ran one of Australia’s leading consumer agencies, Zing Communications, brings a wealth of experience to the agency and will lead business development. 

“After taking a three-year break from agency life to pursue other interests it was going to take something with substance and purpose to get me back into comms,” McMahon said. “Horizon are experts in sustainability, particularly at the government and regulatory level, and I want to use my experience in consumer-facing projects to bring that conversation to new clients and audiences.”  

  Justin Flaherty, CEO, Horizon Communication Group, added: “At Horizon we work on the work that matters, and Cathy and Preya’s deep experience, creative minds and industry connections make them the perfect fit to help us take the agency to the next level.” 

Green Horizon is working with one of Australia’s most trusted environmental organisations, Planet Ark. Rebecca Gilling, Planet Ark, co-CEO and executive director commented: “We’ve worked with Horizon on sustainability communications for many years with great success. Green Horizon is a natural offshoot for this creative and entrepreneurial team and is set to flourish under Alice’s able leadership.” 




Please login with linkedin to comment

Horizon Communication Group

Latest News

Multicultural Comms Agency Ethnolink Announces AI-Enhanced Multilingual Campaigns
  • Technology

Multicultural Comms Agency Ethnolink Announces AI-Enhanced Multilingual Campaigns

Multicultural communications agency Ethnolink has unveiled Ethnolink Edge, a bespoke technology platform designed to streamline the initiation, planning and execution of multilingual campaigns across Australia. This system aims to boost operational efficiency in the creation of in-language campaigns, with future enhancements set to include artificial intelligence. Costa Vasili, CEO of Ethnolink and recently recognised as […]

Gate 7 Bolsters Visit California & Brand USA Teams
  • Marketing

Gate 7 Bolsters Visit California & Brand USA Teams

Integrated tourism marketing agency Gate 7 has announced the newest addition to their team, Daniel Gervais, as director for Visit California. With an extensive background in strategic marketing and communications, Gervais brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He had a notable stint as head of marketing at Airbnb, where he played a […]

Mediahub Snares Linda Fagerlund From Carat
  • Advertising

Mediahub Snares Linda Fagerlund From Carat

Full-service agency Mediahub has appointed renowned strategist Linda Fagerlund to the newly created role of chief strategy officer in Australia and New Zealand. She will be responsible for delivering Mediahub’s trans-Tasman strategic support for key clients and will also join Mediahub’s senior leadership team. Fagerlund brings 15+ years of diverse strategy experience to the new […]

BMF’s Tom Hoskins & Dave Roberts Promoted To Group Creative Directors
  • Advertising

BMF’s Tom Hoskins & Dave Roberts Promoted To Group Creative Directors

BMF has made a series of promotions, including Dave Roberts and Tom Hoskins, to the role of group creative directors. Lead image: BMF Team Hoskins joined BMF as an award-winning creative director in 2021 with a wealth of industry experience, having worked in the UK, US, Asia, and Australia. During his time at BMF, Hoskins […]

QMS Secures Toyota, Stan, Allianz and Patties Food As Paris 2024 Launch Partners
  • Media

QMS Secures Toyota, Stan, Allianz and Patties Food As Paris 2024 Launch Partners

The digital outdoor media company, which launches it Paris 2024 network today, says it will bring Olympic and Paralympic content to 80 per cent of Australian adults. Lead image: A QMS City of Sydney digital billboard on Pitt Street, Sydney. QMS secured the rights as the official outdoor partner of the Australian Olympic and Paralympic […]

Publicis Groupe APAC Strengthens Its Senior Leadership Team With Key Appointments
  • Advertising

Publicis Groupe APAC Strengthens Its Senior Leadership Team With Key Appointments

Publicis Groupe Asia Pacific has announced four key appointments as part of its efforts to strengthen its senior leadership team to power growth in the region. Lead Image:  L-R – Jessica Farrell; Pauly Grant; Anushka Methananda These appointments are promotions from within the group, reflecting the organisation’s stance on talent recognition and its success in […]

Slew Of Promotions & A New Hire At History Will Be Kind
  • Marketing

Slew Of Promotions & A New Hire At History Will Be Kind

Award-winning creative communications agency History Will Be Kind (HWBK) has built a successful first quarter with two senior promotions and a new hire. Lead image: L-R – Lizzy Chadwick, Group Account Director; Rachael Gadgil, Group Account Director, Brooke Gascoigne, Senior Account Executive  Talented senior leads Lizzy Chadwick and Rachael Gadgil kick off the year strong […]

Latto “Talks Snack” With Menulog Via Thinkerbell
  • Campaigns

Latto “Talks Snack” With Menulog Via Thinkerbell

Australian-born on-demand delivery platform Menulog has today launched a brand new social series with US rapper Latto titled ‘Talking Snack with Latto’. Created via Thinkerbell, the social series was shot when Latto was in Australia for the first time ever, shortly after Menulog introduced the next chapter of the ‘Did Somebody Say’ Brand platform starring […]

ING Invests In Finance Partnership With Seven
  • Media

ING Invests In Finance Partnership With Seven

ING has launched a finance partnership with the Seven Network. ING’s head of consumer and market insights, Matt Bowen, will feature on daily and monthly Sunrise segments and, in weeks to come, join 7NEWS. Matt will provide viewers with expert insights into the day’s top money stories and deep dives into key finance topics to […]

Gregory Jewellers Elevates eCommerce Experience With Digital Transformation Platform Via Wonderful
  • Advertising

Gregory Jewellers Elevates eCommerce Experience With Digital Transformation Platform Via Wonderful

Jewellery brand Gregory Jewellers has launched a comprehensive digital platform with integrated eCommerce and enhanced search and discovery capabilities to deliver a more seamless experience for customers. Developed by independent digital agency Wonderful, the new platform has been optimised for mobile-first and features simplified navigation across Gregory Jewellers’ extensive product catalogue. This enables customers to […]

Carsales.com.au: We Are The Kings Of Intent
  • Media

Carsales.com.au: We Are The Kings Of Intent

With around 12 million addressable, opted-in, privacy-compliant emails of Australians, carsales doesn’t see itself as competing with other online auto classifieds businesses, instead it sees itself as in the fight with Meta, TikTok and the other global tech giants. Davor Vilusic, executive general manager – media carsales, and Stephen Kyefulumya, general manager – media product […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine