Arrivals & Departures: DAN taps two Aussies for ANZ roles

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Dentsu Aegis Network has bolstered its Australasian marketing & communications team with the appointment of Andrew Hewett in a newly created role as head of corporate affairs, based in Melbourne*.

“This appointment represents the group’s commitment to investing in its marketing and communications function to support its agencies,” said DAN ANZ’s *Melbourne-based ceo Simon Ryan.

“I’m delighted to welcome Andrew to our team and to bring his experience and capabilities to bear for all our people and agency brands,” he said. “As a company, we work with some of the most prominent clients and business partners across Australia and New Zealand.

“As we continue to grow and evolve, we need to build a strong corporate communications function that supports Dentsu Aegis Network and all our agency brands, and ensures our continued position as a leader not only in our industry, but within the broader business community.”

Hewett’s appointment follows Rebecca Tos’s promotion to *Sydney-based chief marketing officer for Dentsu Aegis Network in May. Tos said “It’s brilliant to have the support of Simon and our executive leadership team to put the necessary resource behind our strategy to build the Dentsu Aegis Network brand even further across ANZ

“I’m so pleased to welcome the calibre of Andrew to our team as we embark on a number of exciting projects.”

Hewett was most recently group general manager of external communications for Coca-Cola Amatil *Australia. He is a communications specialist with more than two decades experience across corporate affairs, change management, PR, issues management and digital and social media.

About Dentsu Aegis Network
As part of Dentsu Inc, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in Melbourne with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland. Globally, Dentsu Aegis Network operates in 110 countries worldwide with over 23,000 dedicated specialists. /

* The asterisks throughout this story were inserted by M+AD – out of a slightly obsessive belief that readers like to know where the people we’re writing about actually live. Today’s Appointments story was based on an otherwise fine PR release – one that follows a trend by Transtasman outfits to present their activities through a global lens.

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