Ex-Telstra marketer Inese Kingsmill joins Virgin Australia Group

Former Telstra marketer Inese Kingsmill has landed the top marketing job at Virgin Australia.

New role: Kingsmill

New role: Kingsmill

Her latest position as head of marketing and customer engagement comes eight months after she departed Telstra amid a massive shakeup of the marketing department by Jo Pollard. 

Kingsmill worked a total of five years with Telstra, and 16 years with Microsoft prior to the telco.

In March 2016, Kingsmill stepped down from her role as board director with the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) after five years, and before that was chair of the AANA from 2012 until she stepped down in December 2015.

In her new role, Kingsmill will be responsible for brand, marketing, online product and services, as well as e-commerce, digital strategy, the guest contact centre and Virgin Australia Holidays.

She will commence her role on December 12 and report to group executive John Thomas.


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