Sydney, Australia – Out-of-home (OOH) media company JCDecaux in Australia has promoted Morgan Hannaford and Gemma Watkins to the roles of sales director in the state of New South Wales.

Hannaford will take on responsibility for direct clients and independent agency groups, while Watkins will lead the teams working with global agency holding groups.

Gemma Watkins takes up her role immediately, whileMorgan Hannaford will commence in January 2022 upon her return from parental leave.

Hannaford’s 13 years in media have been aligned to delivering customer solutions in the direct and independent agency space. Meanwhile, Morgan’s flair for collaboration and results has driven key partnerships with the Independent Media Agencies Australia (IMAA), and some of Australia’s biggest brands.

John Harris, who was recently promoted to the role of general manager for sales at JCDecaux Australia, commented, “Gemma [Hannaford] is the ultimate team player, who leads by example. A former media salesperson of the year award winner, Gemma has a natural ability to problem solve for her clients, and consistently drives high levels of customer satisfaction with experience working on key holding groups Mediabrands, Omnicom and dentsu.”

He added, “Morgan’s energy and professionalism is a huge asset for JCDecaux. She is driven to achieve results for her customers and has nurtured a group of highly talented salespeople in such an important area for the business.”

Harris further stated that the two appointees have market-leading high-performance reputation, with a connected culture mentality at the core of their strengths, adding that they are truly excited to see them lead the NSW sales team.

JCDecaux Australia has seen a lineup of appointments this year, including Amanda Munce as head of campaign execution and Oliver Newton as chief sales officer.