Brand consultancy Landor & Fitch has promoted Trish Folan to the position of general manager Sydney, in addition to the departure of Landor Australia MD Nick Foley.
In her new position, Folan will work alongside the leadership team of Sam Wall and Jessica Murphy, in addition to Daye Moffit who takes on a wider regional strategy role.
She was most recently executive director client service with Landor Australia, having held senior client service roles in both Sydney and London.
The team will be strengthened further by new APAC appointments, under the leadership of APAC president Jonathan Cummings.
These include Cally Williams as MD, APAC clients; Janice Siu, MD APAC business development; and Mark D’Costa, MD business innovation.
Nick Foley, currently MD of Landor Australia, will be leaving the business after deciding to part ways with the company. It comes after Foley’s nearly 13 years at Landor.
Commenting on her appointment, Folan said: “It’s an exciting time for Landor & Fitch globally, and I’m particularly ambitious about the opportunity to bring the full range of our capability to all our clients.
“I’m also excited about the opportunities created by strengthening collaboration with our sister brands in WPP AUNZ. I have no doubt we can deliver some truly extraordinary work together.”
Lee Simpson, Group CEO whiteGREY, Landor & Fitch, Maverick and Hill+Knowlton Strategies, said appointing Folan from within the business was a “demonstration of WPP AUNZ’s ambition to grow and nurture the best talent from within”.
“I have no doubt Trish will be an excellent leader for the Sydney team, building upon the strong foundations we have in place to deliver even more outstanding work for our ambitious client partners,” Simpson said.
“I’m also thrilled about the opportunity to leverage Daye’s stellar strategy skills across the region.”
Landor & Fitch currently work with a number of high-profile clients across Australia including Lion, Stockland Tabcorp.
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