AUCKLAND, Today: Integrated communications agency Anthem is expanding, hiring two comms professionals and establishing a dedicated people & culture team.
Jay Louisson and Calum Lewis join Anthem as executive director and senior account manager respectively, and Kirsten Beggs becomes Anthem’s first head of people, working with Anna Timu, who has been promoted to people & culture manager.
Anthem co-founder/managing director Carolyn Kerr said: “Anthem’s focus is on investing in its team and cultivating an environment and culture that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, high performing and rewarding.
“Anthem is in its ninth year, with 20 people in our permanent team – and a dynamic agile team of around double that, supplemented with an annual internship programme.
“For us it’s the right time to establish a dedicated and experienced people & culture team to take our business and culture forward as we grow.
“For us it’s the right time to establish a dedicated and experienced people & culture team to take our business and culture forward.”
“Jay is one of Aotearoa’s most experienced strategic communications leaders, bringing decades of public and corporate affairs, issues management, and investor relations expertise to Anthem.
“Jay’s held senior communications roles in the government sector, and advised boards and senior management in the tertiary, education, finance, primary, infrastructure and economic development sectors.
“She has been a team leader in various organisations including managing partner at Baldwin Boyle PR, Bangkok Bank in Southeast Asia and as NZ Trade & Enterprise’s North American communications and marketing manager in New York for three years.
“Calum has worked as a Parliamentary select committee advisor and in roles with Inland Revenue. Calum has a B.Com in Public Policy & Commercial Law.
“Kirsten has assisted directors and management across various organisations, large and small, to successfully develop their team’s engagement and growth.
Anna joins Kirsten in the people & culture team, moving from office manager to manager.”
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