Jane Stanley replaces Jeremy Bolt as Hearts & Science CEO

Omnicom Media Group (OMG) agency, Hearts & Science has promoted Jane Stanley to CEO of Australia and New Zealand.

Stanley’s promotion sees her role expanded, previously only being CEO of Hearts & Science New Zealand. She has been at the agency since 2019, when it was launched in New Zealand. 

Stanley expands her remit to include Australia

The move sees current CEO in Australia, Jeremy Bolt step down. The agency said he will remain to support the transition part-time, also focusing on Old Bull Health, a start-up focused on male longevity. Hearts & Science launched in Australia at the start of 2019, with Bolt the inaugural CEO.

Peter Horgan, CEO OMG ANZ, said: “I’m excited about this next chapter for Hearts. Jeremy has been a mainstay of our OMG leadership team and critical in the set up and success to date of Hearts in Australia. I am looking forward to the next chapter under Jane’s leadership and seeing how the Hearts proposition can make further impact in this market for brands looking for data-driven media excellence.”

Stanley has extensive experience across Omnicom and OMG, holding roles at CHE Proximity (now CHEP Network), PHD, OMD and Annalect.

Bolt said: “While we have had success over the past three years it is time for a fresh approach in Hearts and I am looking forward to working with and supporting Jane in this next chapter for the agency. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to follow my passion in start-ups and male longevity, and bring some of that start-up thinking and drive into my ongoing Hearts role.”

Bolt is stepping down from the Australian role

Finally, Stanley added: “I can’t wait to take on this extended role across Australia and New Zealand. The Hearts & Science proposition of ‘building meaningful media connections powered by best-in-class data and technology’, is something I am extremely passionate about. Media continues to have an amazing ability to drive brand growth but in today’s world we have to be conscious and ethical about how we use it.”

“The Hearts teams in Australia and New Zealand are some of the smartest and most passionate people I‘ve had the pleasure to work with, and I’m looking forward to building Hearts collectively with them across the Tasman.”

The agency said Stanley will continue to be based in New Zealand, with the expanded duties being effective immediately.



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