JCDecaux appoints Phil Eastwood as new NZ GM

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AUCKLAND, Today: JCDecaux has announced the appointment of leading industry veteran Phil Eastwood as its new general manager New Zealand.

He replaces JCD NZ country head Mike Watkins, who stepped down earlier this month.

Sydney-based JCD chief operating officer Andrew Hines said: “With an extensive background in the out-of-home advertising industry and a proven track record of success, Phil brings a wealth of experience and expertise to JCDecaux.

“He will be responsible for driving the company’s strategic vision and continued growth and success in the local market.

“Phil joins JCDecaux with 25 years of OOH experience across management and sales. He has worked in roles across ANZ for the last decade, including senior roles at oOh! Media and APN Outdoor.

“Phil possesses a strong understanding of the New Zealand market, a proven track record in revenue generation, and a strategic mindset to capitalise on opportunities.

“Phil Eastwood joins the Auckland office this Monday 4 September.”

“Phil’s outstanding leadership qualities and extensive industry knowledge will further strengthen our position in the market.

“With our keen focus on growing our presence in New Zealand, Phil’s appointment reinforces our capability to grow both revenue and market share, and to take full advantage of significant market opportunities.”

Phil Eastwood said: “With strong foundations in place and ambitious plans for growth, I’m delighted to be joining JCDecaux New Zealand’s highly regarded team.

“As the local market evolves, I am confident we are poised to go from strength-to-strength.”

He joins the Auckland office this Monday 4 September.

About JCD
JCDecaux claims it’s “the number one out-of-home media company worldwide”, with 1 million advertising panels in 80 countries and 13,000 employees. Incorporated in 1964 in France, its Australian and New Zealand businesses includes 40,000 assets spanning airports, rail, transit, static and digital billboards.

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