Weber Shandwick has appointed Ava Lawler as managing director of the public relations firm’s Australian operations.
Lawler will report directly to Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific chairman, Tim Sutton and joins the firm from agency Text 100, where she served as global consultancy director.
“Ava is a quite outstanding PR professional with a proven track record of achievement, so I am very delighted that we were successful in attracting her to join Weber Shandwick. In particular, her strength in diversified marketing programs will add significant value to our clients,” said Tim Sutton, chairman of Weber Shandwick, Asia Pacific.
Lawler has more than 22 year experience in public relations and has been involve in the establishment and management of PR businesses in Australia and overseas.
Ian Rumsby, will continue as chairman of Weber Shandwick Australia but also takes on an additional role as chief strategy officer with special responsibility for creativity and planning across the company’s Asia Pacific campaigns.