Havas has annoounced the stepping down of Simone Gupta, CEO of Havas PR Australia. Gupta has decided to leave Havas to pursue a personal project and the team at Havas fully support her with this next step.
An industry recognised CEO, under Gupta’s leadership One Green Bean, Red Havas and Havas Blvd have continued to grow and thrive as leading agencies with strong senior teams, trusted client relationships and fantastic new business track records. In addition, in 2021 Simone successfully launched specialist entertainment communications agency Organic Pacific, which is making its mark in that sector.
Gupta has been a leader of integration, innovation and DE&I across Havas Village, which she has successfully co-captained with fellow CEOs, Laura Aldington and Virginia Hyland.
Havas will announce new leadership for the Havas PR teams in due course, in the meantime the teams at One Green Bean, Red Havas, Havas Blvd and Organic will report directly into James Wright, Global Chairman of the Havas PR Global Collective.
James Wright, said, “We have known about Sim’s plans for a while now and are very appreciative of the strong leadership that Simone has consistently delivered over her time at Havas. I have always enjoyed the relationship we built together as we continued to lead and evolve in the Australian PR landscape with our great agency brands and client work. We wish her the very best with her new project.”
Simone will leave Havas Group in November.