OPR announces 7 promotions and 1 departure

WPP’s PR agency OPR has announced seven promotions across its leadership team.

The appointments are all effective immediately.

Back row (L-R): Alan Tanner, Miriam Wells, James Curtis, Rachel Stanton, Sarah Quinlivan. Seated (L-R): Emma Bridgeman, Nino Tesoriero

Rachel Stanton has been promoted from managing partner to managing director of OPR’s health communications agency, Life. Stanton became managing partner in October 2018.

Miriam Wells has been appointed as head of strategy and creative. Wells will report to Bridget Jung, OPR’s chief creative and strategy officer. Wells’ previous position was creative director, which she was promoted to in August 2019.

Kaz Scott, who was chief strategy officer, left OPR in March this year. Scott is now director, corporate and internal communications at the Department of Education, NSW. Mumbrella understands that OPR is recruiting for Scott’s replacement.

Meanwhile, Nino Tesoriero has been appointed as chief counsel.

Emma Bridgeman and Sarah Quinlivan have both been appointed to the newly created role of business development director. Quinlivan’s role is at Pulse, OPR’s branding agency.

Alan Tanner and James Curtis have been promoted to the roles of directors, also at Pulse.

“OPR’s continued growth and success enables it to promote, reward and invest in Australia’s top talent,” said OPR’s chief executive officer, Richard Brett. “These new roles and responsibilities are recognition of their great work and their commitment to delivering meaningful results to our clients everyday.

“With the strong leadership capabilities and unique experiences that Rachel, Miriam, Nino, Emma, Sarah, Alan and James bring, I’m confident our company will maintain this momentum and further deepen OPR’s impact on our clients and their success.”

A further ten promotions have become effective across the business, including in its account servicing teams, strategy, and creative.

The announcement comes after Dan Young was promoted to managing director, Pulse earlier this year. In the same month, John Harding-Easson was promoted to head of social at OPR.

OPR’s client list includes Aldi, JDRF, Sterling and Wilson Solar Australia, and Tourism Australia.

Last year, OPR announced a ‘small number’ of redundancies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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