Zenith names Jonny Cordony in new Sydney MD role

Zenith Australia’s Sydney general manager Jonny Cordony has been elevated to a new role within the Publicis Groupe agency, managing director – Sydney.

Cordony takes on the position effective immediately and will be responsible for leading the agency’s vision in Sydney, developing teams, as well as driving strategic partnerships and growth outcomes for clients.

Zenith Australia CEO, Nickie Scriven, said the promotion is a testament to Cordony’s leadership over his three years as general manager in Sydney.

“I am so thrilled to announce Jonny’s promotion to the newly-created role of managing director, Sydney. The expansion of his remit is a testament to his strong leadership of our Sydney office, people, clients and new business pitches.

“Jonny is a key member of Zenith’s executive leadership team in Australia and I look forward to his ongoing contributions to the agency in this next stage of his career.”

Cordony joined Zenith in 2016 as national communications planning director. He previously spent time in roles including group business director at Carat, regional business director at Dentsu and group business director at Bohemia Group.

Of his promotion, Cordony said: “I am truly humbled by the opportunity to continue my progression in such a dynamic industry and business.

“From starting out as an account coordinator all those years ago, to taking on such a hugely fulfilling, challenging and exciting role, I’d like to thank our amazing talent, clients and strategic partners for all their support and trust.

“I am proud of our continued momentum at Zenith and I look forward to continually challenging ourselves as a business in 2021.”

So far this year Zenith has hired former Vizeum group digital and technology director, Laura Boatman, as its new head of digital in Sydney.

Vikki Pearce has also joined the agency’s Melbourne office as head of digital.


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