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Hardhat hires Sarah Tukua as client services director

Creative agency Hardhat has hired Sarah Tukua as client services director, leading the Tigerair, Lion Dairy & Drinks and Zip accounts.

Tukua most recently spent five months as general manager at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, where she headed up the accounts for Ford and Seek.

Tukua joins Hardhat after five months at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

Prior to Clemenger BBDO, Tukua spent almost five years at AJF Partnership, starting out in 2014 as senior account director. Tukua later became a group account director before eventually leaving as director and group account director.

Tukua said of her appointment: “There’s magic in what Justin and Dan have built. They’ve done a remarkable job integrating a native digital agency into a next generation creative agency. It’s an honour to join the Hardhat team, and I very much look forward to defining what the future of advertising looks like with our incredibly lovely and talented team.”

Hardhat co-founder and managing director, Justin Kabbani, added that Tukua’s reputation and passion made her the right choice.

“Sarah has an amazing reputation with her past clients and has created an instant rapport with Hardhat’s clients. Her passion for the craft of client service is unmatched, as is the depth of experience she brings across a number of market sectors, including those in our sights like automotive,” Kabbani said.

“With the addition of Sarah, we’ve rounded out our incredibly talented leadership team, giving us the perfect platform to continue driving the work, the client relationships and the agency forward.”

Recently, Hardhat promoted Issy Bonin from client services director to general manager. Earlier this year, the agency hired former AJF Partnership creative director Glenn Dalton as ECD.

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