Robert Harvey has been promoted to the newly created role of CEO of Aegis Media New Zealand, providing leadership to Aegis Media’s eight agencies and more than 80 staff in New Zealand. Mr Harvey will continue to report to Aegis Media Australia & New Zealand’s CEO, Luke Littlefield.
Whilst maintaining his current duties as Managing Director of Carat New Zealand, as the national CEO for the Aegis group, he will also provide executive support to the existing management and operations for ApolloNation, Synergy, Haystac, Vizeum, Mitchell & Partners, iProspect and Catch! Media in New Zealand.
A large focus for Mr Harvey in his new role will be to increase integration across Aegis agencies locally, leveraging their respective expertise to deliver more powerful and effective communications solutions for clients.
“Rob is a strong leader known for his creative and strategic solutions, inclusive style and ability to relate to staff and clients across all levels. He has the great ability to combine his business acumen with a creative and strategic approach to communications. The integrated offering of Aegis is quite unique in the New Zealand market and we look forward to Rob taking greater leadership along with our local agency heads in driving this forward for our current and prospective clients,” Mr Littlefield said.
“I am incredibly excited about leading the Aegis Media group in New Zealand. We have one of the most diversified media and communications offers in the market, and with this comes a massive opportunity to work with our clients through the entire bought, owned and earned consumer journey. We have a group of smart, creative and passionate people in our team and I look forward to working with them all to continue the outstanding work they are already doing,” added Mr Harvey.
Under his leadership as Managing Director, Aegis Media has grown to become one of New Zealand’s most progressive and strategically led agencies and has built a client list that includes ASB Bank, Holden, Dick Smith, Kraft/Mondelez, Adidas, and most recently Spotlight.
Mr Harvey joined Aegis in 2011 after working with ZenithOptimedia and PublicisMojo as Group Managing Director across both brands. He has had an extensive career in advertising having won numerous creative, media & effectiveness awards and led major media accounts such as Telecom NZ and Tourism New Zealand.