WPP has announced the appointment of Toby Hemming as head of communications and marketing, Australia and New Zealand.
Working closely with CEO Jens Monsees, the newly created group role will lead internal and external communications and marketing programs across WPP AUNZ.
With global experience in the tech, media and marketing sectors, Hemming brings more than two decades of strategic communications leadership to the role. Most recently Founder and
Managing director of APAC communications consultancy Bold, Hemming’s prior roles as head of communications at News Digital Media in Sydney and at BSkyB in London give him a rare blend of media, communications and agency skills.
WPP AUNZ CEO Jens Monsees said: “We are proud to appoint a leader of Toby’s calibre into the business, complementing our ongoing strategy of focusing on creativity empowered by tech.
“His entrepreneurial abilities, commercial strategy and digital communication experience will be a core part of WPP AUNZ’s ongoing success,” he added.
Commenting on the announcement Hemming said he was excited for the opportunity to join such a creative and vibrant organisation, with a clear vison of future growth.
“Throughout my career I have worked with some of the world’s most innovative technology, media and advertising brands. WPP AUNZ’s strategic direction is in line with the huge digital growth opportunities that continue to present themselves across all markets.
“It’s great to have the opportunity to collaborate with such inspiring brands and leaders, to bring the company’s vision and direction to life,” said Hemming.
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