Creative network is relaunching in New Zealand nearly two years after WPP AUNZ sold its shares to then-managing director Greg Partington, who rebranded the local agency.
The business in the interim will be led by the agency brand leaders, supported by WPP AUNZ CFO Chris Rollinson and an executive committee chaired by WPP COO Andrew Scott.
GroupM's Australia and New Zealand CEO Mark Lollback is departing, at the same time as parent company WPP prepares for a potential takeover.
Creative and brand specialties will merge with PR and Health under a newly created leadership team.
The network sees revenue drop 14.1% and EBIT down 32.6% in 2020, but says business was more stable towards the end of the year.
Long experience in crisis-management helped Katherine Williams guide WPP AUNZ’s Queensland Group through 2020. No one familiar with her history of success at MediaCom could have been surprised.
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