Havas Group ANZ appoints Marco Villella head of talent

By AdNews | 26 March 2024
Virginia Hyland, James Wright, Marco Villella and Candice Veasey.

Havas Group ANZ has appointed Marco Villella head of talent.

He worked for GroupM  for more than four years as talent acquisition lead across GroupM’s agencies EssenceMediacom, Mindshare, Nexus and Wavemaker. Before he was at IPG Mediabrands and Hart Resources Group.

Villella’s remit will involve overseeing the talent product and Havas’ people experience journey. He will partner with Havas’ Leadership Team to support the people and talent strategy across the Havas Village and wider network, including Havas Media, Havas Play, Havas Host, Havas Red, Havas Blvd, Havas New Zealand, One Green Bean, Organic Pacific, H/Advisors APA, Bastion Brands and Frontier.

Havas chief people officer Candice Veasey said Villella is an exceptional talent who brings with him a wealth of experience in his field.

"He is a great addition to our People Team, and I look forward to a successful journey together seeing all of his valuable contribution across the Havas Village," she said.

Villella said he's immensely excited to work alongside Veasey and Havas’ agency leadership to continue to create meaningful and impactful careers.

"Havas continually invests in its people, and I feel honoured to be part of this investment which will allow us to attract, nurture and engage the best talent our industry has to offer," he said.

Villella has already started in his new role, based in the Havas Village in Sydney, reporting to Veasey.

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