Annette Ellis promoted to CEO of WPP’s Cannings Purple

WPP AUNZ’s Perth communications agency Cannings Purple has promoted Annette Ellis to the newly created role of CEO.

Ellis joined Cannings Purple in 2008 as its associate director. She held the position for two years.

Annette Ellis and Fran Lawrence

In 2010, Ellis was promoted to director.

In line with the promotion, Ellis will assume full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Cannings Purple. Managing director Warrick Hazeldine will focus on “providing special counsel to clients, growing key markets and the strategic direction of the company”, a release said.

As part of the shuffle, Fran Lawrence has been promoted from associate director to the role of director of corporate affairs.

Hazeldine said in a statement: “To ensure these conversations with investors, the community, employees and others have the desired impact – it is critical we attract and retain the best advisers in the region.

“These appointments position us well to continue to lead the market in the provision of specialist services in the areas of strategic communications advice, media management, stakeholder relations, crisis communications and influential, multi-channel campaigns.”


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