Starcom Sydney names Rebecca Ho as new head of investment

Starcom Sydney group investment director Rebecca Ho has been promoted to head of investment at the Publicis Groupe agency.

Ho will now lead Starcom’s investment product in Sydney, with the promotion effectively immediately. She has been with Starcom for seven years, having started in 2014 as an investment manager.

Rebecca Ho is promoted to head of investment at Starcom

In her new role, Ho will work closely with Starcom Sydney’s media partners to drive value for clients, and will support Sydney managing director, Nancy Lan.

Lan said Ho exemplifies Starcom’s culture in her work. “As a business powered by our people, Rebecca is an exceptional talent who is passionate about delivering investment-driven solutions for our clients.

“She exemplifies our culture of ‘Never Standing Still’ in everything she does, and we are thrilled to recognise her achievements.”

Ho, who will report into national head of HX partnerships, Mark Duffy, said she is “honoured to take on this new role” and lead the investment product and team in Sydney.

“I am excited about where Starcom is heading and the momentum we are building through our People Powered Growth framework.”

Martin Newman rejoins Starcom as chief client officer

Starcom Sydney also announced that Martin Newman has joined from WPP as chief client officer, on a maternity contract to cover for Louise Romeo. Newman was previously at Starcom for over six years.

Of Newman’s return, Lan said: “Martin joins us at an exciting time as we continue to deliver on P&G’s challenge of anticipating their business needs. His wealth of experience in group marketing services roles across categories and markets will be a major asset for our clients and team.”


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