JC Decaux splits NSW sales roles with promotion of group business directors

Out-of-home specialists JC Decaux has looked within to replace John Harris as NSW sales director with the role now split between group business directors Morgan Hannaford and Gemma Watkins.

The state role became vacant following the promotion of Harris to general manager, sales in October, after Oliver Newton left the organisation to join Amazon as advertising sales director.

Gemma Watkins, left, with Morgan Hannaford

Hannaford will take responsibility for direct clients and independent agency groups, whilst Watkins will lead the teams working with global agency holding groups.

Harris said: “Together, being promoted from their current roles as group business directors, Gemma and Morgan have a market-leading high-performance reputation, with a connected culture mentality at the core of their strengths.

“We are truly excited to see them lead the NSW Sales Team in what will be some of our most exciting years ahead.”

Watkins will step up with immediate effect while Hannaford will start in her new role in January. Both held their previous roles since February 2019.

JC Decaux lost the City of Sydney street furniture account to QMS Media last year.


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