Kenny Stewart has been appointed as the CEO to lead Mitchell & Partners and Vizeum across Australia and New Zealand. The newly created role will see Mr Stewart provide counsel on business strategy, commercial operations, business development, personnel management and client service to each agency, ensuring that they are working at full potential in their respective stages of development.
His appointment broadens his current remit as Managing Director of Mitchells Brisbane.
According to company officials, Vizeum is optimised for growth in Australia since launching in January 2012. Mr Stewart will continue to build this agency brand and its capabilities across its established offices in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth. In addition, he will be focused on ensuring that Mitchells remains a strong and prominent brand in the market commensurate with a heritage that is second to none in the Australian media industry.
“Kenny is a person of outstanding character, capabilities and credentials with market-leading experience working with agencies and clients across the complete spectrum of size and scale. He is a proven leader who is highly respected by his clients and our staff, and has strong relationships across the media industry. “I am delighted that the clients and staff of both Mitchells and Vizeum nationally will now receive the benefit of his skills and experience. A big part of Kenny’s remit is to build on the individual strengths of each agency, working closely with the senior managers in each office to deliver the best service for their clients and grow their business,” said Luke Littlefield, CEO of Aegis Media Australia & New Zealand.
“We have exceptionally strong teams across our agencies and they are poised for growth. I’m really looking forward to working with our very able senior management teams on the opportunities ahead. Our focus on ideation and strategies for clients in this digitally convergent world will be aggressive. For Aegis Media, it is also advantageous to have a senior executive role established in Queensland at a time when we are continuing to expand our full communications services in Brisbane, allowing us to leverage our already strong market share in delivering class leading services and value to our clients nationally,” added Mr Stewart.
His career in the marketing communications industry spans 20 years in the UK, Europe, South Africa and Australia with experience in marketing systems, direct marketing, CRM consulting and media.