Porter Novelli appoints two key staff

Melbourne’s Porter Novelli has appointed two new key staff, Rebecca Brownhill as senior brand specialist and Brandon Phillips as corporate and investor relations lead.

The announcement:

Porter Novelli has strengthened its Melbourne leadership team with two new senior appointments.

Rebecca (Beck) Brownhill and Brandon Phillips have joined Porter Novelli as Senior Brand Specialist and Corporate and Investor Relations Lead respectively.

Beck is fresh from a decade working in top UK PR agencies on global beauty and luxury brands. Her experience includes leading VS Sassoon and Max Factor’s sponsorship of London Fashion Week, and work for brands including Pantene, Herbal Essences, Olay, Tampax, Gillette Venus, dunhill fragrances, Wella, Warner Home Video (Entertainment), UNICEF, Philips, Epson, and Barbie Consumer Products (Mattel).

Brandon was most recently Group Manager, Corporate Communications at NAB and the bank’s principal media spokesperson for nearly a decade. He brings experience in senior corporate affairs and has a background in journalism which includes reporting on Victorian and Federal Parliaments, and his tenure as deputy editor of Business Review Weekly.

Porter Novelli Managing Director Peter Kent said both were highly credentialed specialists.

“Beck and Brandon are right for our times, right for our clients and right for our business,” he said.

“Brands in Australia face unprecedented challenges, particularly in grocery, and Beck’s global experience will be highly prized.

“Similarly, the corporate side has scaled up this year as business works through unusual trading and policy environments. Brandon’s cool head and deep experience of media, mutuals and listed companies is an asset already well-deployed across our client base.”

This concludes a big month delivering two major Federal Government initiatives: National Cyber Security Awareness Week and FESTofALL.

Source: Porter Novelli press release


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