NEWS20 August 2021

Kantar Public reshapes Asia-Pacific business

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AUSTRALIA – Public policy agency Kantar Public has reorganised its leadership and business in Asia-Pacific to encourage closer working between teams based in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

Ash Moore

The Asia-Pacific business will be led by co-chief executives Ash Moore (pictured) and Kathy O’Donoghue, and will focus on developing greater executive partnership in the region within Kantar Public.

Existing Kantar Public managing directors within Asia-Pacific include Kirsty Macmillan in Australia, Jocelyn Rout and Michael Dunne in New Zealand, Sandra Lim in Singapore and Donghyun Park in South Korea, who will all work closely with the co-chief executives. 

In July this year, Kantar Public fully integrated Colmar Brunton New Zealand into the company, with Colmar Brunton Australia having done so in 2020.

Kantar Public also last month hired Craig Donovan as national director for government communications in Australia.

Moore said: “Our increased focus on partnership across the region allows the Kantar Public business to share, learn and meet the needs of government clients in a new way.

“We know that the operating environment and policy focus of governments in our region is changing rapidly, and to help them adapt to this change, we want to bring diversity and international best practice to our advisory work, at the scale required.”