Thrive PR appoints Kelly Stambanis as ANZ general manager

Melbourne general manager of Thrive PR, Kelly Stambanis, has been appointed as the agency’s ANZ general manager with responsibility for the company’s five office locations across the region.

Stambanis, who was Thrive’s first PR consultant in 2000, was appointed to head the Melbourne office in 2015.

Kelly Stambanis: “We need to be investing even more in the best resources and innovating more within our agency”

Stambanis said about her appointment: “Thrive has established itself as Australasia’s leading heavyweight independent agency. We are uniquely positioned to deliver big agency benefits with a boutique agency approach to client service.

“However, to continue our growth with a focus on our current clients and their success, means that we need to be investing even more in the best resources and innovating more within our agency. My role is about creating more opportunities for our Thrive team, ensuring they grow and do their career-best work with us, and guaranteeing that our clients experience best-in-class public relations with us.”

Founder and MD of Thrive, Leilani Abels, added:  “Elevating Kelly’s role and extending her remit from her current role as General Manager (Melbourne) will accelerate our agency’s growth moving into the new financial year and beyond.

“This appointment comes at a time when we celebrate Thrive’s eighteenth anniversary, record our highest performing year in business, and plan for a twenty-percent growth in headcount across 2018/19.”


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