Havas Media nabs Omnicom director as it continues senior recruitment drive

Havas Media Group has continued to ramp up its senior team with Omnicom executive Alex Wollacott named as performance director in a newly-created role.

Wollacott spent almost six years at Omnicom’s digital business, Resolution Australia, the last two as activation account director.

Confirmation of the appointment follows last week’s announcement that Dan Johns has taken the role of managing partner at Havas Media, marking his return to the major agency landscape.

Other recent senior changes have seen Virginia Hyland named as Havas Media Group CEO while group strategy director Danni Dimitri was promoted to the role of head of strategy, Sydney.

Wollacott’s experience across search, social, programmatic and SEO, coupled with her leadership role in delivering digital strategy for top tier clients, will bring further momentum to Havas, head of performance Adam Steward said.

“I’m very excited to work alongside Alex and continue to expand our performance media leadership team,” he said. “Her experience and passion for making media drive success for clients makes her a valuable addition to our rapidly expanding media team.”

Wollacott said she was “thrilled” to be joining an agency with such an “impressive reputation for a wide range of capabilities and services”.


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