Australian Marketing Institute elects new chair

Lee Tonitto has been elected as the new long-term chair of the Australian Marketing Institute – to succeed Roger James.   

The announcement:

The Australian Marketing Institute has elected AMP executive Ms Lee Tonitto to succeed Roger James, long-term Chair of the Australian Marketing Institute.

“I am honored to be elected chair and look forward to an exciting period ahead as we embark on an ambitious strategy to further increase membership and continue our work in building the marketing professions profile,” Lee Tonitto said on announcement of her appointment by the Institute’s Board of Directors.

“The board and management have identified three key areas for specific attention; a strengthened membership proposition; new business streams to increase revenue plus a greater role in industry leadership and policy,” she said, noting a more positive outlook for marketing based on improving market conditions.

In an acknowledgement of immediate past chair Roger James, Lee Tonitto said: “I want to pay tribute to Roger for the outstanding contribution he has made to the profession. I am delighted that he will have an ongoing involvement in the work of the Institute”.

Lee Tonitto has been a director on the board of the Australian Marketing Institute since 2007, serving as deputy chair during part of that time. Prior to being appointed to the board, she was the President of the Institute’s NSW Council. Lee also sits on the Institute’s Business Advisory Board and has previously served as a director on the boards of the Australian Direct Marketing Association and the Australian Association of National Advertisers. Lee is currently the General Manager of Strategy & Direct at AMP Financial Services.

The Australian Marketing Institute has approximately 6,500 members and is the representative professional body for marketers in Australia.

Source: The Australian Marketing Institute press release


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