Res Publica shuffles management with PRC chair Melissa Cullen as managing director

Cullen and McDowell

Cullen and McDowell

One of Australia’s most experienced PR practitioners Gabriel McDowell is moving to the role of executive chairman at Res Publica with fellow founding director Melissa Cullen taking his managing director role.

McDowell founded the agency in 2004 after a 20-year career in a variety of PR roles in Dublin, Singapore and Australia, including a six year stint as communications director for Lion Nathan. He said the move will allow him to spend more time focussing on the strategic direction of the Sydney based agency.

“Our roles have been defined to ensure that every area of the business gets the focus it deserves as we continue to grow. We plan to strengthen our management team further to help drive our business forward,” he said.

Cullen, who recently took on the role of chair of the Communications Council’s Public Relations Council, will now be responsible for implementing the strategic plan and day-to-day management of the agency.



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