Penelope Holloway and Mandi Bateson join Hill & Knowlton in senior roles

Mandi Bateson Penelope Holloway Hill and Knowlton mumbrella

Bateson (left) and Holloway

PR agency Hill & Knowlton has appointed two new directors, with Mandi Bateson becoming director of digital and Penelope Holloway director of consumer lifestyle.

Bateson – @mab397 on Twitter – joins  from Daemon Group where she was digital planning director.  

Holloway was at Bang PR and before that Zing Communications.

They will both report in to Fergus Kibble, the agency’s GM of Consumer & Brand.

Kibble said: “Penelope is one of the best consumer and brand PR practitioners in Australia, and brings a very impressive pedigree to Hill & Knowlton. She will lead our consumer lifestyle offer and bring fresh eyes and great experience to our team.”

Marcus Warner, Managing Director of Hill & Knowlton Australia, added: “Mandi’s appointment is significant and her expertise will help us continue to deliver best practice in social media and digital communications.”

Both started in their new roles today.

The appointments come as the agency restructures following the departure of CEO  Michelle Hutton to Edelman and replacement by Marcus Warner.

Update: Meanwhile, Daemon Digital has revealed that it is replacing Bateson with Lachlan Hibbert-Wells@warlach on Twitter. “We’re delighted to have Warlach on board with his wealth of experience. Warlach’s focus on changing modes of interaction and technology will bring further breadth to the team’ said Cat Douglas, Daemon’s business strategy director.


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.