Weber Shandwick adds strategic counsel position through the appointment of James Abbott

Weber Shandwick has appointed James Abbott from Melbourne-based agency Royce Communications into the new position of strategic counsel of its Australian operations.

Abbott will be responsible for the firm’s corporate, lifestyle, healthcare, digital and technology practices and will report directly to chairman Ian Rumsby.

The appointment follows Weber Shandwick’s expansion to Melbourne last month and the appointment of Simon Schweigert as general manager – Melbourne.

Abbott will be based in Sydney.

“James’ appointment signals another important milestone in the development and expansion of our client services in the market. I’m delighted to have him join us at such an exciting time in our development,” said chairman Ian Rumsby.


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