Marketing Featured ANZ

Red Havas Brisbane welcomes Kyra Shakspeare to take newly created role of client services director

Brisbane, Australia – Public relations agency Red Havas in Australia has appointed Kyra Shakspeare, former senior account director at full-service PR agency Haystac, to step into its newly created position of client services director for the Brisbane office.

In her new role, Shakspeare will play an important role in helping to re-define the agency’s Brisbane presence, cultivating a new, high performing team in ‘the River City’, whilst also providing senior counsel to Red Havas’ national health division, which is experiencing rapid growth. She will report directly to Haylie Marchant, Red Havas Brisbane’s executive director.

Shakspeare brings 12 years of experience working with consumer and health clients, including Swiss, Chobani, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, and Cotton On Group, as well as eHarmony, and Land Rover. Aside from her previous role at Haystac, she has also held leadership roles at communications firms WE Buchan and FleishmanHillard.

Commenting on her appointment, Shakspeare said, “Working beside Haylie in the past has led to some of my biggest achievements to date. I’m excited to work alongside Haylie again to drive our people and creative led-culture to continually deliver best-in-class consultancy for our clients.”

Meanwhile, Marchant commented that she is thrilled to welcome Shakspeare into this leadership role that will be pivotal in driving the growth and development of their Queensland offering.

“Kyra and I have worked together previously, so I know firsthand the value she brings to an agency and client partnerships. I’m incredibly excited about what the future holds for Red Havas Brisbane and our wider agency,” she said.

Red Havas Brisbane has also announced its recent new business wins, which include Club Active, the Australian health and fitness community for over 50s, and the Australian Counselling Association, the country’s registration body for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Marchant said that the new business wins reflect the depth of health expertise at the agency. She added, “The work we are delivering across the organisations is incredibly important and meaningful. I’m honoured to have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the health and wellness of Australians, especially during this critical time.”

Technology Featured ANZ

CX Lavender announces new leaders for client services, strategy

Sydney, Australia – Creative and technology agency CX Lavender has announced new appointments; firstly, Kirsty Angus as client services director to elevate the agency’s strategic services across the disciplines of technology, creative, data, and brand, while Jamie Parfitt has been elevated to the role of head of strategy, coming from his previous position as senior strategy director. 

Angus’ responsibilities at CX Lavender will include overseeing the company’s business management unit, managing strategic revenue, and driving new business. She has previously held senior strategy and management roles at Wunderman Thompson, Dare Digital, Leo Burnett, and AMV BBDO.

“I am looking forward to applying my strategic approach to business management and relationship skills to the CX Lavender’s suite of clients across financial services, retail and automotive,” she said regarding her appointment.

Meanwhile, Parfitt has been with CX Lavender for four years. He had previously worked with Westpac Group, AMEX and NBN as well as RAA and Ausgrid. 

“Strategy at CX Lavender is going from strength-to-strength. We’re fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to take the lead on an ever-more diverse breadth of projects with clients – from consulting on customer strategy, to creating connected digital experiences, to helping clients get more from their marketing automation,” Parfitt said.

He added, “At the heart of everything is our dedication to putting the customer’s self-interest first to help our clients fuel their continued growth.”