New business, new hires for Richards Rose

Maha Obeid
By Maha Obeid | 14 September 2021
Richards Rose new hires

Independent creative agency Richards Rose has hired six new movers, to keep driving its operating mantra ‘when we move people, we move business’.

The new appointments are off the back of new business wins and a general rebounding market.

Roger Hayes joins as senior business director to work in the Mitsubishi Motors team. Hayes boasts big stints at The Works, MercerBell and Ogilvy, with a strong background in CX & brand across the UK and Australian markets.

Georgina Akkermans joins as an account manager and will also work on the Mitsubishi Motors team. Most recently, she worked at digital marketing agency Eloquent.

New account director Melissa Daniels will lead the BlueScope Steel business. Daniels has 20 years’ experience in integrated B2B/B2C marketing, with a background in the entertainment/sports industries.

Paul Leone joins as a behavioural scientist and will work in the strategy team to further develop Richards Rose’s Move Model and its Inspiration Code practice (a JV with the University of Sydney Business School).

Claire McGinley, senior account manager, will work on a range of accounts. McGinley has a strong background in multi-channel marketing, working in complex industries.

Based in Adelaide, new creative project manager Nurul Arif will help service the University of Adelaide business. Arif has a strong background in account and production management having worked at Ogilvy Asia, NBC Universal, Huge, Cheil and - most recently - Rising Sun Pictures.

Richards Rose CEO, Digby Richards says the new movers are already making an impact.

“We’re delighted to welcome such a range of talent and energy to the team. They all bring some fresh perspective and are already making an impact at the agency and with our clients,” Richards says.

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