Australia – Australian communications firm Icon Agency has announced that David Radestock has been promoted to the newly-created position of executive director of communications. Radestock, who formerly worked as the agency’s director of technology, will now be in charge of Icon’s Communications department and manage an array of tech clients, including Slack, Salesforce, and Schneider Electric.

The agency has also announced the promotion of Carly Vale to the role of business operations director. Vale, most recently the agency’s senior program director who began working for the organisation in February 2022, has continually shown excellent leadership abilities and successfully managed multiple projects. She will work closely with agency leadership in her new position to find possibilities for radical change, develop integrated processes, and make sure the agency has the capability of producing outstanding client work. 

The new promotions show the agency’s dedication to building an effective organisational framework to support its expanding team and clientele.

According to Icon Agency Managing Director Joanne Painter, Radestock was a perfect fit to lead the communications team, bringing experience across sectors and communications disciplines via his work with major brands, including Microsoft, American Express, Lenovo, Twitter and Commonwealth Bank.

“Since joining Icon earlier this year, David quickly earned the trust and respect of the entire agency. His passion and expertise have been clear from day one and ultimately he was an obvious choice to take on this critical leadership role,” she said.

Painter also added that Carly’s promotion followed her leadership on several successful projects and her new role addressed the agency’s need for an organisational structure to support its growing team and client roster.

“This new role is recognition of the fantastic work Carly continues to do and the great ideas and plans she has for the agency’s future. Her tireless work allows the rest of the agency to integrate seamlessly, delivering high-quality work for our clients. She is the agency’s backbone supporting all our teams across four States,” she said.