WPP AUNZ's chief people officer has gone

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 20 November 2020
Elissa Good-Omozusi

Elissa Good-Omozusi, the chief people officer of WPP AUNZ, has departed.

She had been with the company 10 years, first at GroupM and then WPP AUNZ. Before GroupM she was with Publicis UK for 10 years.

Her exit was announced by CEO Jens Monsees in an email to staff.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Elissa for her contribution, hard work and commitment to the business, her team and all our people," he wrote. "Please join me on behalf of everybody at WPP AUNZ in wishing Elissa all the very best."

Kim Anderson, board director and chair of the WPP AUNZ people and culture committee, praised Good-Omozusi's achievements in pursuing an inclusive and diverse team across the organisation.

"Elissa has been instrumental in creating an inclusive culture across WPP AUNZ, giving us a depth of talent and a genuine market advantage," says Anderson. 

During her time with WPP AUNZ, Good-Omozusi developed and implemented a range of inclusion and diversity initiatives such as the WPP AUNZ Inclusion & Diversity Council, an industry-leading Parental Leave policy, plus introduced WPP's leadership and mentoring programme for women called Walk the Talk in AUNZ.

Jens Monsees thanked Good-Omozusi for her time with the business.

“Elissa has managed the HR, Talent, Reward and Learning & Development function admirably for a number of years, and
more recently through challenging times, dealing with our response to the COVID 19 crisis, and for that we are very grateful," he says.

“On behalf of everybody at WPP AUNZ, we wish Elissa all the best, and thank her for all her hard work and commitment." 

The reason for the quick exit is not known. 

She was appointed to the role in 2017 by the previous CEO of WPP AUNZ, Mike Connaghan. 

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