Public relations firm, Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), has appointed Amelia (Millie) Tipping as Managing Director of its Australia operation. Based in Sydney, and reporting to HS Chung, President, H+K Asia, Millie will join H+K Asia’s senior leadership team with a focus on driving local expertise and cross-market collaboration to deliver broader capabilities for clients and accelerate business growth across the region.
Millie (pictured top left) brings more than 18 years of integrated agency leadership and campaign experience to the role of Managing Director and will continue to shape the agency’s purpose-led communications offering and deliver PR and content publishing strategies alongside a local and regional team of world class Consumer, Technology, Public Affairs, and Corporate Reputation specialists.
Effective October 1st, Millie will replace Mandy Galmes who is leaving the agency after three years as CEO to pursue a new opportunity.
Millie’s appointment follows a raft of team hires and key promotions in 2021 in response to new client wins and diversification of services.
Elevating regional Public Affairs capabilities, Anna O’Sullivan (pictured top right) has been promoted to Managing Partner, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs to lead all strategic communications and public affairs opportunities across Asia.
Strengthening technology communications capabilities, Mark Lensyzyn (pictured bottom left) will step up into the role of Asia Technology Practice Lead and LG-One Network Director to elevate the growth of this sector across the region.
Marcha Van Den Heuvel (pictured bottom right) has been promoted to Business Director and will take on the increased responsibility of managing H+K Australia’s business development function alongside the Australia leadership team.
Millie said: “I’m incredibly fortunate to have worked with some of the best in the business throughout my career. Most recently, working with Mandy, and as part of both the H+K and WPP AUNZ network, I have been able to help reshape the agencies’ offerings. We have found our sweet spot, partnering with clients who require both senior, strategic counsel and creative content solutions. I am really excited for the opportunity to lead the business and our continued transformation.”
Chung said: “We thank Mandy for her contribution to H+K both locally and globally. She has been the driving force behind the transformation and growth of H+K Australia over the past three years.”
“I am also thrilled to see our colleagues grow to take on leading roles at H+K. Having worked directly with Amelia, Anna, Mark and Marcha, I am confident their commitment, drive and skills will add immense value to our clients in their evolving requirements, accelerate the growth of our people and our business both locally and across the region.”
With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, H+K is actively hiring for a number of new roles including Senior Account Manager, Account Manager and Account Coordinator, as well as specialists in the areas of content, copywriting, social and digital.