JC Decaux’s Oliver Newton joins Amazon, as John Harris is promoted

Just six months after being promoted to chief sales officer at out-of-home provider JC Decaux, Oliver Newton is leaving the out-of-home organisation after 15 years to join Amazon as advertising sales director.

Replacing him at JC Decaux is John Harris who has been promoted to general manager, sales.

JC Decaux’s chief commercial officer, Max Eburne, said of the departure: “Olly has been a remarkable colleague and friend, and while it’s sad to see him go, he can be proud of the enormous contribution he’s made over the past 11 years. He’s achieved many things but most importantly earned the trust and respect of our clients, employees, and peers in our industry. Olly has inspired and mentored many people at JCDecaux and I’m sure he’ll go on to have a similarly positive effect on many others at Amazon.”

Oliver Newton

Newton joined JC Decaux Manchester in 2006, progressing through multiple roles that led him first to JC Decaux in London and to JC Decaux Australia. He joined the Sydney sales team in 2010, establishing himself as a future leader. Over the subsequent 11 years he has been promoted through multiple roles, taking on his current role of chief sales officer.

Newton said: “I’ve had an amazing career at JC Decaux it’s been a privilege to work with so many great people and see the evolution of JC Decaux as a business. I am leaving the team in strong hands with John Harris at the helm. This company has been so influential and nurturing during the many stages of my career. I’m sad to say goodbye but I’m excited for the next chapter at Amazon.”

Newton will depart JC Decaux in November 2021. The process to find a replacement for John Harris’ current role as NSW sales director is currently underway.

Harris joined JC Decaux UK in 2006, ultimately becoming responsible for sales performance across the JC Decaux premiere and digital large format portfolios before leaving for Australia in late 2012. He joined the Sydney office in early 2013 and has been leading the NSW sales team for the past five years.

John Harris

John Harris said: “I’m incredibly excited to take this next step in this national leadership role and work closer with our highly talented teams to deliver results for our customers. It has been a privilege to work with Olly, we have achieved many great things together. It has been inspiring to see the sales team develop under his leadership. JC Decaux remains at the forefront of the out-of-home industry so I could not be prouder to take on this challenge.”


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