HONG KONG: Fleishman-Hillard has ended its six-month search for a
new general manager of its Hong Kong office with the promotion of senior
vice-president Lynne Anne Stevenson to the post.
Stevenson takes over from Tony Phillips, who left at the end of April, a
year after he sold a majority of the agency he founded, Message
Management, to F-H (PR Week, 20 March).
Stevenson will report to executive vice-president and director of the
Asia-Pacific region, Rick Sullivan, who has been acting general manager
of the Hong Kong operation since Phillips’ departure.
She has worked for F-H for nine years, starting in the agency’s St Louis
headquarters. She was sent to Hong Kong 18 months ago with a brief to
strengthen the agency’s consumer and hi-tech base. F-H’s books were
until recently dominated by clients inthe aviation sector, including
United Airlines and Lufthansa.
- Ten days prior to Stevenson taking over, fellow senior vice-president
and head of F-H’s aviation practice, Blaise Hopkinson, left the agency
after eight months to pursue other opportunities in Hong Kong.