OMD Sydney have appointed Hamish Strahorn to the position of Head of Telstra.
With over 14 years’ experience, Strahorn joins OMD from his role as business director at Starcom where he led the Suncorp Group client operations and delivered strategic output across the Brisbane agency.
He is a seasoned business lead, bringing with him a passion for complex businesses and great leadership capabilities. He has a unique blend of marketing, agency and creative background, having worked agency side, including three years at OMD previously, as well as at Telstra’s marketing team, giving him a deep understanding of both the category and agency deliverables.
In 2015, Hamish was selected and completed The Marketing Academy, an Australian Leaders nine month programme aiming to develop leadership skills of 30 high potential marketers.
This appointment serves as a further reinforcement of OMD’s strategic business offering, acquiring versatile talent that is equipped with strong media expertise along with sharp business acumen and in-depth understanding of client operating models.
Aimee Buchanan, managing director OMD Sydney said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Hamish back into the OMD team on our key client, Telstra. Hamish brings a deep understanding of both the category, the leadership qualities and experience that we believe is critical to helping Telstra and OMD realise their ambitions.”
Strahorn said of his appointment: “I’m excited to be back with the OMD team, and absolutely thrilled to be leading such a forward thinking client in Telstra.”
Strahorn will report to Aimee Buchanan, and his appointment is effective immediately.