Ogilvy Public Relations Creates New Board to Drive Innovation & Growth

15 Dec, 2015, 08:00 ET from Ogilvy Public Relations

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) today announced the formation of its new Board. The Board has two main roles: to advise the CEO and Executive Committee and to lead in the development of strategies, which are critical to growth, including talent, innovation, and digital. The Board will report to Christopher Graves, Global Chair, Ogilvy PR.

Stuart Smith, Global CEO, Ogilvy PR, announced the appointments: "Chris is one of our industry's best disruptive thinkers. I know that, under his leadership, the Board will have a tangible and positive impact on our strategy. The Board brings together people from a wide variety of backgrounds, demographics and responsibilities. Leveraging a diverse range of skills and talent will generate real value for our people, our clients and our business."

PR Board Chairman, Chris Graves, said, "These appointments are intended for a two-year term, with the exception of the 'Firebrands,' who rotate annually. The intention is to keep the Board fresh, adding new thinking every year. The opportunity for Ogilvy PR – and for the industry as a whole – is to re-define the role of public relations in the digital marketplace. I'm confident that the extraordinarily talented individuals that we have appointed to the PR Board will help us to do just that. As David Ogilvy said: 'Look for people who will aim for the remarkable.' I know this remarkably creative board will spark fresh collisions of ideas from all over, and new ways to navigate content, social, digital and behavioral sciences to earn influence on behalf of our clients."

Editor's Notes:

1. Three "Firebrand" appointments* have been made to bring disruptive thinking to the table.

2. The Board consists of seventeen people, drawing on global talent from both the Ogilvy PR and Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) organization.

3. The 17-member Board are:


OPR BOARD

TITLE & REMIT

LOCATION

1

Kathy Baird

EVP, Content + Social@Ogilvy

DC

2

Michael Briggs

EVP, Insights & Strategy

Los Angeles

3

Daniel Ch'ng

Global Chief Learning Officer

Kuala Lumpur

4

Kate Cronin

MD, Healthcare

New York

5

Bizhan Govindji*

Digital Strategist

London

6

Saada Hammad

Regional Director, MENA

Beirut / Dubai

7

Elsa Liu*

Director

Beijing

8

Marshall Manson

CEO, UK

London

9

Robyn Massey

Global Chief Comms Officer

New York

10

Amy Messenger

MD, Technology

Denver

11

Jamie Moeller

MD, Global Public Affairs

DC

12

Kieran Moore

CEO, Australia

Sydney

13

Suresh Raj

MD, Global New Business

New York

14

Ben Richards

WW Chief Strategy Officer, O&M

New York

15

Jennifer Risi

MD, Media Influence, US

New York

16

Brian Smith*

VP, Digital

Atlanta

17

Selina Teng

Co-MD

Beijing

4. The Executive Committee, announced Sept. 8, 2015, are: Michele Anderson (Chicago), Debby Cheung (Shanghai), Thomas Crampton (London), Michael Frohlich (London), Chris Graves (Washington, DC), Scott Kronick (Beijing), Rob Mathias (Washington, DC), Joanna Oosthuizen (Johannesburg), Stacey Ryan-Cornelius (New York), Renata Saraiva (Sao Paolo), Jennifer Scott (New York), and Andrew Thomas (Singapore).

About Ogilvy Public Relations
Ogilvy Public Relations, part of Ogilvy & Mather, is one of the largest marketing and specialist communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for four consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. O&M is comprised of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) and part of the Fortune Global 500. For more information, visit our website at www.ogilvypr.com or follow us on Twitter at @ogilvypr.

 

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