Dan Johns has joined Havas Media Group in the new role of managing partner, effective immediately.
Johns, whose has long experience leading the development and growth of specialist digital and data businesses including audience buying, digital experience and social marketing agencies, reports to CEO Virginia Hyland
His 27-year career as a senior executive includes COO at IPG Mediabrands Australia and CEO of media agency Ikon.
Most recently, he founded independent consultancy, Ippon.
“The last three years working as an independent consultant to some of Australia’s most successful brands has been both a liberating and eye opening experience," he says.
"I am really looking forward to putting into practice all that I have learnt to help Havas Media Group fast track its ambitions.”
During his 10-year tenure at Ikon, he oversaw the rapid growth and expansion of the business into a highly competitive national network.
Virginia Hyland said: “Dan is one of the most respected senior media operators within our industry. He brings enormous digital, data and technology capabilities to marketers who continue to focus on driving growth for their brands.
"We are incredibly excited and proud to have someone of Dan’s calibre join our rapidly growing group as we continue to innovate and evolve.
"Dan’s wealth of experience will undoubtedly benefit our team and our clients, helping to elevate our thinking and capability in the ever changing dynamic media landscape.”
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