Buchan Consulting installs new CEO

Communications agency Buchan Consulting has restructured its management team and appointed a new CEO>

The announcement:

Leading communication and public affairs agency Buchan Consulting has announced a new management structure, including the appointment of a new CEO.

Rebecca Wilson, a principal at Buchan who has been a key driver of the agency’s investor communication and healthcare practices during her 15 years with the Company, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. She will work closely with Founder and Principal of the Company, Tom Buchan, leading the agency, driving growth and providing strategic counsel to clients.

Tom Buchan will move to the position of Executive Chairman focusing on regional expansion
and capitalising on joint opportunities with the agency’s partner and investor, US based global communication group Waggener Edstrom.

Supporting Rebecca is Buchan’s new executive management team comprising:
· Gemma Hudson: Who will take on the expanded role of National General Manager
· Kyahn Williamson: Who moves from Account Director to Head of Investor Communication
· David Leahy: Who moves from Account Director to Head of Health

Buchan says its new leadership and executive management team will generate new growth, assisting current and new clients navigate rapidly changing business challenges and opportunities.

“The one constant in business today is disruption – from the changing media landscape, the shifting economic climate and the increased global nature of our clients’ businesses. Our new management team will assist us to meet these challenges and see Buchan continue to grow, evolve and continue to develop as one of the leading communication agencies in the region,” Ms Wilson said.

“At the top of our agenda is continued development in digital communication and content creation, as well as developing new offerings and expanding into new markets.”

Tom Buchan added: “This is an exciting time for Buchan- our employees, our clients, our business partners- as we capitalise fully on new and emerging opportunities in Australia and the APAC region”.

The new management changes come after an exciting 12 months for Buchan which has seen growth across all areas of the business, expansion of the national team to 30 consultants working across Melbourne and Sydney, new Melbourne premises, and new website and branding revealed.
All appointments are effective immediately.

Source: Buchan Consulting press release.


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