Nicola Lewis to become GroupM’s chief investment officer

Mindshare chief investment officer Nicola Lewis has been promoted to chief investment officer for GroupM after three years with the company.

Lewis replaces Seb Rennie, who resigned in November last year after two years to “pursue something different”. Rennie is set to depart the group in late April, and will work with Lewis to ensure a smooth transition.

In her new role, leading the media investment management group of WPP AUNZ, Lewis will be responsible for the trading strategy for the entire group.

Before joining Mindshare, Lewis spent several years on the media owner side, including a role as the NSW sales director of News Corp Australia and national sales director of News Digital Media.

GroupM Australia and New Zealand CEO Mark Lollback said: “Nicola is a high-calibre leader with an impressive knowledge of trading best practices across media. In her new role, she will ensure that GroupM continues to deliver optimum media value and best-in-class investment solutions for the benefit of our clients.

“It’s a major advantage for our clients and people to be able to make these talent movements within the organisation. Nicola will work closely with Seb over the next couple of months to ensure a smooth transition. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Seb for his commitment and strong leadership within GroupM over the past decade and wish him luck in the future.”

Lollback: ‘Nicola is a high-calibre leader’

Lewis said: “I feel very privileged to take on this new challenge with GroupM and can’t wait to evolve the role for the future with the agency CIOs, our blue chip clients and media partners. My time at Mindshare has been invaluable and one of the best elements of my new role is that I will continue to work closely with the team.”


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