Dentsu Aegis Network promotes Jacquie Bennett to newly created group head of strategy position

Jacquie_Ryan_lowres (1).jpgDentsu Aegis Network has promoted Jacquie Bennett (right) to the newly created role of group head of strategy.

With a career spanning 15 years in advertising, including 10 within strategy roles, Bennett joined Carat as strategy director in 2014, and the focus of her role expanded quickly. In the new position of group head of strategy, Bennett will join the Dentsu Aegis Network NZ leadership team, with responsibility for providing strategic direction for clients and influencing change and collaboration across Dentsu Aegis Network NZ.
Says Robert Harvey, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network New Zealand: "As our group continues to grow and evolve, it is a well-deserved and natural next step for Jacquie to be promoted into this role. I love having Jacquie in our business. She is super smart, and highly collaborative, and I know she will continue to add great value to our group and clients in the years to come."

Joining Bennett in the strategic team will be Ryan Jordan (above, left) who joined Dentsu Aegis Network on 14 August as strategy director. Jordan joins from Contagion where he was strategic planning director, and prior to that, Ikon Communications Sydney, where he was communications strategist.

Says Bennett: "I'm thrilled to have Ryan as a new addition to our strategy team. He has a unique skill set in his ability to work across both media and creative strategy, and will add a huge amount of value across the group. The Dentsu Aegis Network has experienced great momentum in the past 12 months, and it has been exciting and a privilege to shape a strategy product around that growth."

Says Jordan: "I'm extremely excited to join Rob, Jacs and the rest of the Dentsu Aegis Network. With its vision for expansion, coupled with the opportunity to have a clearly defined role in the new integrated strategy department, it's something I'm chomping at the bit to be a part of."

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