Edelman restructure sees Melbourne GM Grant Smith depart after four years at helm

Grant Smith


The head of PR agency Edelman’s Melbourne office Grant Smith has departed the agency, Mumbrella can reveal.

Smith had headed the agency as general manager for more than four years, but left earlier this month following a national restructure within Edelman.

“I can confirm that Grant Smith has left the organisation,” said Matthew Gain, chief operating officer of Edelman Australia. “We have recently restructured our offer around national rather than geographic teams and do not currently plan to replace the GM Melbourne role.

“During his time with Edelman Grant was a major contributor to the growth of our Melbourne office and he leaves with our very best wishes for the future.”

Smith has previously worked for Hill & Knowlton here and in the UK.

The restructure is the first major move by Edelman’s new boss Tim Riches, who took over the major PR agency in late 2014, following a global promotion for Michelle Hutton.

Nic Christensen 


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