OMD has announced the appointment of Sharon Cookson (main photo) to managing partner, OMD Melbourne. The appointment follows the news last month of Dianne Richardson returning to Australia to take up the position of managing director, OMD Melbourne.
Cookson has over 25 years’ experience in media and full-service creative agencies across Australia and New Zealand. Her extensive client experience includes Bupa, Bank of Melbourne, Westpac, GE, L’Oreal, Nestlé, Lion Nathan and Qantas.
Cookson joins OMD from her most recent role of managing partner, Ikon Melbourne. Sharon previously worked at OMD from 2007 to 2012. In the new position, Sharon will join the Melbourne leadership team that includes highly respected OMD Melbourne General Manager, Antonia Glezakos.
Aimee Buchanan, CEO of OMD Australia, said, “We are excited to have Sharon back at OMD. With the significant growth the Melbourne team have experienced, Sharon will bring an additional level of support for the team. She has extensive knowledge of the local market and I look forward to her contributing to the ongoing success of our Melbourne office.”
Cookson is a multi-award winner for strategy, content and advertising effectiveness, and holds an MBA in Business & Corporate Strategy.
Cookson also commented, “I’m delighted to be joining OMD, who are committed to delivering excellence across the board. I’m looking forward to working with their very talented team to add value and focus on the success of its impressive group of clients.”
Cookson will report into Dianne Richardson and will commence with OMD in April 2018.