OMD appoints new lead on Suncorp account

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 27 September 2019

OMD Sydney has appointed Declan O’Dwyer as head of Suncorp, leading the major insurer's media account won by the agency last year.

O’Dwyer has over 12 years’ experience, working across a range of categories including finance, FMCG, telecommunications, automotive and retail.

He joins OMD from his most recent role at UM, Sydney where he was group director across several high-profile brands, including Coca Cola South Pacific and Lion Beer.

“We’ve been searching for the perfect candidate to lead Suncorp and Declan is exactly what we’ve been looking for. His strong leadership qualities and vast industry experience position him perfectly to be a true asset to both Suncorp and the OMD team," OMD Australia CEO Aimee Buchanan says.

According to OMD, he is a proven leader in the media industry, with a reputation for "building high performing" teams and delivering globally recognised work.

O’Dwyer joins other key appointments for Team Suncorp including Thad King and Philippa Moig as business directors, Emily Smith as interactive director, Lisa Leach as head of strategy and David Clugston as head of analytics.

“I've admired OMD from afar for many years so I'm incredibly excited to have the opportunity to join Aimee, Kim and the Suncorp team," O'Dwyer says.

"The capability which has been assembled to support the Suncorp business at OMD is outstanding and I look forward to playing my part in harnessing that talent and expertise in delivering great outcomes for our clients", said O’Dwyer of his appointment.

His role as head of Suncorp now completes the team, with O'Dwyer reporting to Kim Hamilton, managing director, OMD Sydney. He will commence September 30, 2019.

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