Leo Burnett Australia appoints Amanda Wheeler as chief client partner

Leo Burnett Australia has appointed Amanda Wheeler as chief client partner on its clients Suncorp and Craveable Brands.

Wheeler joins after a period of freelancing following her 2018 departure from DDB Sydney. She spent over three years with the agency as managing partner. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Wheeler has joined Leo Burnett Australia

Wheeler’s appointment comes soon after Leo Burnett installed Emma Montgomery as CEO in Sydney, the first time someone has held the role in three years.

The agency’s national CEO, Melinda Geertz, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Amanda to Leo’s. Her passion for ideas and creativity is infectious, and her track record for creating outstanding client partnerships that encourage award-winning ideas is impressive.”

Prior to her time at DDB, Wheeler was general manager of Innocean Australia, helping to establish the agency in its early days and leading its partnership with foundation clients Hyundai and Kia.

Wheeler said of her appointment: “I’ve been lucky enough to have had roles right across the industry from through-the-line advertising and strategic planning through to public relations, event management and sponsorship activation.

“I’m a passionate advocate for creativity that extends well beyond a television showreel and therefore truly excited to join an agency that acts like a true all-encompassing creative powerhouse.”


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