Lisa Aitken joins The Monkeys as planning director

Former Host staffer and APG Creative Strategy award winner Lisa Aitken has joined the Monkeys as planning director.

The announcement:

The Monkeys have recently appointed Lisa Aitken as planning director, heading up strategy across key Parmalat brands including Pauls, Ice Break and Oak.

Aitken brings over 10 years industry experience from Australia and abroad having planned across a range of different clients and categories – from FMCG (Heinz, Unilever) to automotive (MINI, BMW), government (Tourism Western Australia) to some of the world’s biggest entertainment brands (Channel 4/FilmFour/E4, Twentieth Century Fox).

Lisa Aitken, Planning Director said: “I’ve long admired The Monkeys from afar. What’s always impressed me most about them is their commitment to brave ideas and how they’re always up for exploring new ways of telling brand stories. I am excited to be joining such a talented bunch.”

Executive Planning Director Fabio Buresti said: “Lisa brings a wealth of experience to the Monkeys planning department and is a perfect cultural fit for The Monkeys. I’m delighted to have her on board as part of our team”.

Lisa joins The Monkeys from a four-year stint at Host where she worked on some of their most awarded accounts including Tourism Western Australia, Sydney Water, IKEA and Bankwest.

Source: The Monkeys press release

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